ABSTRACT

Immigration Detention: ICE Should Enhance Its Use of Facility Oversight Data and Management of Detainee Complaints, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Highlights: "ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is the lead agency responsible for providing safe, secure, and humane confinement for detained foreign nationals in the United States. ICE has established standards for immigration detention related to complaint processes, medical care, and other areas. The joint explanatory statement accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, includes a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review ICE's management and oversight of detention facilities and detention-related complaints. This report examines ICE and other DHS entities' mechanisms for (1) overseeing compliance with immigration detention facility standards and how ICE uses oversight information to address any identified deficiencies; and (2) receiving and addressing detainee complaints, and how ICE uses complaint information."

Report Number:
GAO-20-596
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Date:
2020-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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