The House Appropriations Committee’s narrative report to accompany its bill funding the Department of Homeland Security’s 2023 budget. (Link at congress.gov)
A look back at 17 years of Texas governors’ border security operations, usually launched in the run-up to elections, none of which appears to have had any lasting impact on security or migration.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “disaster” declaration at the border has allowed the state to engage in contracts without a formal solicitation process.
Finds that about 15 percent of CBP’s 2021 budget was spent on activities with a counter-drug purpose. (link at oig.dhs.gov)
The state of wall-building and funding, and options for the Biden administration to cease all construction and repair at least some of the damage.
Looks at how CBP misspent much of $192 million that Congress had appropriated to attend to the humanitarian needs of migrants in custody. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
A profile of the owner of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a company that has used connections to the President to gain a large share of border wall construction contracts.
A detailed look at the funding, management, and legal authority for the Trump administration’s deployments of military personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border. (Link at dodig.mil)
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.
Finds serious fault with CBP’s handling of the health of children in custody and its use of funds designated by Congress for humanitarian purposes. (Link at gao.gov)
The House appropriators’ narrative report accompanying the 2021 bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. (Link at appropriations.house.gov)
GAO finds that CBP failed to spend emergency funds for detained migrants’ consumables, medical care, and humane processing as Congress intended, instead devoting the money to items like boats, dirt bikes, and office upgrades. (Link at gao.gov)
GAO found that Customs and Border Protection wildly overspent on a tent facility to house apprehended migrants during late 2019. (Link at gao.gov)
A Defense Department notification to Congress that it is transferring $3.8 billion to the Department of Homeland Security for construction of border fencing, in accordance with President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration. (link at comptroller.defense.gov)
The annual budget request to Congress for the agency that includes Border Patrol, CBP officers at ports of entry, and an Air and Marine Division operating along U.S. borders. Includes the request for border wall construction. (link at dhs.gov)
ICE’s annual funding request submitted to Congress with descriptions of its planned activities and their cost. (link at dhs.gov)
All of the prior-year data that CBP posts to its statistics page, combined in a single PDF file. Includes sector profile, family unit and UAC apprehensions, family unit apprehensions by sector, monthly apprehensions, apprehensions from Mexico and other than Mexico, staffing statistics, deaths, apprehensions by sector, apprehensions since 1925, and budget statistics.
A detailed, graphical look at every segment of ongoing border wall construction.
A look at continual growth in Homeland Security budgeting and capabilities in the pre-Trump years.