ABSTRACT

Southwest Border: CBP Needs to Increase Oversight of Funds, Medical Care, and Reporting of Deaths, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Highlights: "Three children died in CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] custody between December 2018 and May 2019, prompting questions about CBP's medical care for those in its custody. In July 2019, an emergency supplemental appropriations act was enacted, providing additional funds to CBP, including funds for consumables and medical care. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review CBP's medical efforts for individuals in its custody along the southwest border. This report examines (1) the extent to which CBP obligated and oversaw funds for consumables and medical care, (2) steps CBP took to enhance medical care, (3) the extent to which CBP implemented and oversaw its medical care efforts, and (4) the extent to which CBP has reliable information on, and reported, deaths, serious injuries, and suicide attempts of individuals in custody."

Report Number:
GAO-20-536
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Date:
2020-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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