Five Laredo and San Antonio Area CBP Facilities Generally Complied with the National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "During our unannounced inspections of five U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in the Laredo and San Antonio areas of Texas in February 2020, the three CBP Border Patrol stations and two CBP Office of Field Operations (OFO) ports of entry we visited appeared to be operating in compliance with the 'National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search' (TEDS) standards. We verified accessibility to water, food, toilets, sinks, basic hygiene supplies, and bedding. We observed clean facilities and verified that temperatures and ventilation in the holding rooms were appropriate. Of the five facilities, only one could provide on-site showers to detainees, but during our visits, no detainees were approaching the detention time threshold when a shower would be required. Because Border Patrol leadership directed all Border Patrol stations to implement Phase 2 of enhanced medical screening ahead of the prescribed schedule outlined in CBP Directive 2210-004, the Border Patrol stations we visited were conducting alien intake health assessments using CBP Form 2500. Ports of entry had implemented Phase 1, but were not yet required to conduct Phase 2 assessments at the time of our inspection."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-20-67
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Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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