Tag: Oversight

Results of Unannounced Inspections of CBP Holding Facilities in the El Paso Area

Published by the DHS Office of Inspector-General on September 15, 2023.

Visits to El Paso CBP holding facilities at a time of high migration found “compliance with standards such as segregating males, females, and juveniles; managing property; providing regularly scheduled meals and showers; and maintaining cleanliness of holding rooms” to be “inconsistent.” (link at oig.dhs.gov)

Tags: Conditions in Custody, El Paso, Oversight

Abuses at the U.S.- Mexico Border: How To Address Failures and Protect Rights

Published by WOLA and the Kino Border Initiative on August 2, 2023.

Drawing heavily on this site’s database and the accountability work of the Nogales-based Kino Border Initiative, this in-depth report looks at the chronic nature of human rights abuse at the U.S.-Mexico border, how DHS’s accountability system is meant to work, and where it often fails. It offers more than 40 policy recommendations.

Tags: Human Rights, Organizational Culture, Oversight

Del Rio Area Struggled With Prolonged Detention, Consistent Compliance With Cbp’s Teds Standards, and Data Integrity

Published by the DHS Office of Inspector-General on September 29, 2022.

Among findings: “Border Patrol held 1,164 detainees in custody in four facilities longer than specified in the National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search (TEDS), which generally limit detention in these facilities to 72 hours.” (Original link)

Tags: Border Patrol, Conditions in Custody, Del Rio, Detention, Oversight

Operational Challenges Within ORR and the ORR Emergency Intake Site at Fort Bliss Hindered Case Management for Children

Published by the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector-General Office on September 21, 2022.

Finds that operational challenges within the Office of Refugee Resettlement “hindered case management” at an emergency site at Fort Bliss, Texas in 2021, “which may have adversely affected unaccompanied children’s safety and well-being.” (Original link)

Tags: Human Rights, Oversight, Processing, Unaccompanied Children