CBP Generally Provided Accurate Notices to Appear to Migrant Protection Protocols Enrollees, but Could Improve Procedures to Reduce Future Errors   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "In January 2019, DHS established the Migrant Protection Protocols [MPP], which required some migrants to return to Mexico while they await their removal hearing. We conducted this audit to determine the extent to which DHS provided accurate notices to appear to MPP participants, in accordance with laws and regulations. [...] The Department of Homeland Security issued notices to appear (NTA) at removal hearings to Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) enrollees that were mostly accurate and in accordance with laws and regulations. However, some NTAs were completed inaccurately. Specifically, of our sample of 106 NTAs issued between February 2019 and April 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) served 20 that did not meet statutory, regulatory, or internal DHS legal sufficiency standards or contained inaccurate information."

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Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-21-45
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Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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