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)
A response to a pattern of Border Patrol surveillance, harassment, and raids on an Arizona-based humanitarian group.
“Overall, the majority of respondents reported their facilities were prepared to address COVID-19.” The report makes no recommendations. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
The result of congressionally mandated unannounced inspections of CBP holding facilities. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Examines two incidents of cross-border use of tear gas and other crowd control measures during the arrival of a “migrant caravan” in Tijuana, and finds only minor wrongdoing. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
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.
Includes numerous disturbing and explicit examples of Border Patrol agents’ verbal abuse of migrants, including children and asylum seekers, during their time in custody in the agency’s San Diego sector.
A complaint filed with the DHS Inspector-General about a February 2020 incident in which a Guatemalan woman gave birth unattended, in her pants, while awaiting processing in a San Diego Sector Border Patrol station. (Link at documentcloud.org)
A complaint to the DHS Inspector-General raises recent allegations of mistreatment of sick migrant children in CBP and Border Patrol custody.
A cohort of Border Patrol agents who served together in Douglas, Arizona in the 2000s rose to the topmost ranks and leaves a difficult legacy.