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.”
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.
A report from Yuma and Nogales, where two very different populations of migrants have been arriving in large numbers.
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 border policies, more than climate conditions, are responsible for the sharp rise in migrant deaths in southern Arizona’s deserts.
An analysis of numeric trends and demographic characteristics of the remains of at least 3,356 border crossers recovered in Arizona between 1990 and 2020.
As Arizona coronavirus cases soar, the state’s extensive border wall system was irrelevant to stopping its spread.