Open Inspector General Recommendations Concerning the Former Immigration and Naturalization Service from 'Unaccompanied Juveniles in INS Custody, a Report by the Department of Justice Inspector General [open pdf - 392KB]
"The Homeland Security Act of 2001 transferred the functions of the INS to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). By this transfer, the responsibility for ensuring that INS completed appropriate corrective action regarding its juvenile detention policies vested in the DHS OIG. However, the Homeland Security Act changed the detention and treatment of juveniles who were apprehended for immigration violations. The division of functions left responsibility for continuing to take needed corrective action uncertain as between HHS and DHS, as the successor of the INS. The DHS OIG assessed the responsibilities for addressing the open recommendations made by the DOJ OIG report based upon its review of the original DOJ OIG report, the changes wrought by the Homeland Security Act provisions, and discussions with program participants from the INS who now are employees of DHS. The resulting memoranda set forth the DHS OIG's best judgment regarding how each of the remaining unresolved recommendations are to be resolved and by which agency. The first memorandum is addressed to the Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, under whom are the legacy elements of INS' juvenile detention program. The second memorandum is addressed to the Acting Inspector General for HHS, the OIG office that is now responsible for the oversight of corrective actions regarding HHS' newly acquired juvenile alien detention program."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-04-18
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