A lengthy memo explaining the reasoning behind the Biden administration’s decision to “re-terminate” the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. (Link at dhs.gov)
Lays out concerns about tools used for “digital wall” surveillance, biometrics, and hacking and tracking of internet communications.
Calls on Congress to look more deeply into the operations of secretive Border Patrol teams whose purpose appears to be to exonerate agents alleged to have committed serious human rights abuses.
Finds that CBP recommended generally light disciplinary measures for personnel revealed in 2019 to have shared offensive and racist posts to a Facebook group. (Link at oversight.house.gov)
Details examples of human rights abuse by CBP personnel, reported by migrants to asylum officers and uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Footnotes include an annex with many results of the Freedom of Information Act production.
Among other findings is a count of “at least 7,647 kidnappings and other attacks on people blocked or expelled under Title 42 since President Biden took office.”
The Biden administration’s required monthly court filing on “Remain in Mexico” implementation.
Proposes “a bottom-up, good governance approach to reforms,” identifying six oversight needs that must be met to change CBP’s organizational culture.