Finds that IT and record-keeping problems have led DHS to lose track of migrants and prolong family separations. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Updating and clarifying the 1997 Flores judicial settlement agreement specifying conditions of children held in CBP custody.
Unannounced September 2021 visits to three facilities in Yuma found Border Patrol generally meeting national standards on transport, escort, detention, and search for all populations except single adult men, who were held in crowded conditions and high temperatures. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Finds that the Federal Emergency Management Agency fulfilled its duties when assisting CBP and the Office of Refugee Resettlement during a 2021 increase in unaccompanied child migration. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
A congressionally required report with data about family separations that continue to occur when migrants are in DHS custody. (Link at dhs.gov)
A report on a July 2021 visit to holding facilities of Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector in South Texas. (link at oig.dhs.gov)
Finds little wrongdoing on the part of Border Patrol after a Guatemalan government gave birth unattended, with her pants on, while in custody awaiting processing. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Finds deficiencies in border and migration agencies’ attention to detainees’ medical needs. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)