Tag: Processing

March 18, 2021

March 23, 2021

Former Border Patrol agent Jen Budd published an article claiming that Border Patrol is, in part, manufacturing a border crisis by intentionally slow-walking processing and feeding a false narrative to major media outlets and politicians. 

Tags: Border Patrol, Processing

January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021

CBP announced that it is building soft-sided (tent) processing facilities in Donna, Texas that will be complete within 30 days. The facility will increase U.S. capacity to process apprehended migrants, particularly asylum seekers. A more permanent processing facility in McAllen, the Central Processing Center, is under renovation.

Tags: Asylum, CBP, Processing, Rio Grande Valley

7 Humane, Effective Border and Migration Measures in the House’s 2021 Homeland Security Appropriation

July 27, 2020

Published by the Washington Office on Latin America on July 27, 2020.

An overview of key measures in the House of Representatives’ version of the 2021 DHS appropriation, including cutting border wall spending, defunding “Remain in Mexico,” reducing ICE detention, and others.

Tags: Border Patrol, Budget, CBP, Detention, Fencing, ICE, Legislation, Oversight, Processing, Remain in Mexico

Southwest Border: Actions Needed to Address Fragmentation in DHS’s Processes for Apprehended Family Members

March 18, 2020

Published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on March 18, 2020.

GAO finds that when DHS components fail to share information with each other on apprehended migrant families, the Department “risks removing individuals from the country who may be eligible for relief or protection based on their family relationships.” (link at gao.gov)

Tags: Asylum, Family Separation, Organizational Culture, Processing