Finds that U.S. asylum deterrence policies engender conditions that cause gender-based violence to proliferate at the U.S. southern border.
Finds that, particularly in Border Patrol’s Yuma sector, “CBP is failing to comply with its own internal operating guidelines and unreasonably confiscating the personal property of individuals in its custody.”
A letter to congressional committee chairs about further activities of Border Patrol’s controversial Critical Incident Teams, which are to be abolished at the end of September 2022.
Finds that Border Patrol agents in Yuma had confiscated at least 64 turbans from asylum seekers of the Sikh faith so far in 2022, including at least 50 in the previous 2 months.
Finds that DHS under the Biden administration has detained tens of thousands of asylum seekers, placing them in miserable conditions and making it difficult to pursue their claims.
Newly obtained documents point to the DHS Inspector-General suppressing, delaying, and watering down information about serious sexual harassment and domestic abuse patterns within the Department’s law enforcement agencies, including CBP and ICE.
Documents examples of U.S. and Mexican personnel abusing and mistreating Haitian migrants during and after a large-scale September 2021 migration event in Del Rio, Texas.
The latest of a series of “abuse documentation” reports with troubling findings about the behavior of some U.S. border law enforcement personnel in the El Paso sector, especially CBP officers working at ports of entry.
A government Integrity Committee is investigating DHS’s Inspector General for accusations of ordering a “retaliatory” investigation of subordinates who criticized his management.
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.
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.”
Proposes “a bottom-up, good governance approach to reforms,” identifying six oversight needs that must be met to change CBP’s organizational culture.
Lists numerous examples of abuse committed by CBP personnel in and around Nogales, Arizona.
Calls for reform of CBP’s vehicle pursuit policy after another in a long string of crashes, this one in New Mexico, kills two people.
A report on ICE’s new practice, during the COVID-19 pandemic, of giving migrants in family detention the choice of either separating from their children or staying together in indefinite detention.
Noting that “the functions of border security and immigration enforcement…have grown disproportionately large in size and broad in scope, without the necessary oversight and accountability structures,” the security think-tank proposes a series of reforms.
An investigation of 17 adults and 9 children who had been separated in CBP custody finds “pervasive symptoms and behaviors consistent with trauma.”