Tag: Organizational Culture

October 13, 2020

October 21, 2020
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott released a joint statement denying claims that Border Patrol agents intentionally an undocumented mother from her newly born born child and claiming that “these agents also did everything in their control to keep them together despite the difficult circumstances and health restrictions related to the pandemic.”

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Migration, Organizational Culture, U.S. Policy

The Trump Administration’s Mistreatment of Detained Immigrants: Deaths and Deficient Medical Care by For-Profit Detention Contractors

September 24, 2020

Published by the House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on September 24, 2020.

A 14-month investigation by House committee staff finds poor conditions and urgent health risks for migrants in ICE’s network of privatized detention centers. (Link at oversight.house.gov)

Tags: Congress, Detention, ICE, Organizational Culture, Oversight, Public Health

August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020
Photo source: Tweet from No More Deaths @NoMoreDeaths

Caption: “Border Patrol and BORTAC arrested people receiving care and ransacked the humanitarian aid station, ripping apart tents and destroying medical supplies. This morning during clean up, volunteers also saw that agents had disconnected the power to the well, the only water source on the property of the remote desert camp.”

Tags: Border Patrol, Humanitarian aid, Organizational Culture, Tucson

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020
  • Chief patrol agent in the Big Bend sector Matthew Hudak becomes chief in the Laredo sector upon the retirement of Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. The Laredo, Texas, sector is characterized by constant apprehensions and rescues of migrants traversing the expansive mountainous areas in the region. 

Tags: Apprehensions, Laredo, Migration, Nuevo Laredo, Organizational Culture

June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020
  • The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that CBP violated the purpose statute by listing goods and services in their supplemental FY 2019 appropriations that were not made available, including “consumables and medical care” and “establishing and operating migrant care and processing facilities.” The funding was instead used to pay for dirt bikes, canine supplies, computer equipment, and other enforcement-related expenditures. GOA directs CBP to either obligate the account to its appropriate purpose or report a violation of the Antideficiency Act as required by law.

Tags: Budget, Corruption, Organizational Culture

June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020
  • San Diego sector CBP agents pose atop a vigil to George Floyd in a now-deleted tweet by San Diego Border Patrol Sector Chief Aaron Meitke. The photo raises questions about how exactly CBP is assisting local law enforcement during protests. 

Tags: Organizational Culture, San Diego

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020
  • U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) lead a letter signed by 97 congressional colleagues demanding answers on CBP and ICE’s involvement in the ongoing protests against police brutality and the reported assistance ICE and CBP are providing law enforcement.

Tags: Organizational Culture

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020
  • Voice of San Diego reports on increasing immigration checkpoints in rural northeastern San Diego, California. It focuses on the racial profiling and improper treatment of people by CBP agents.

Tags: Organizational Culture, San Diego