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DHS Needs to Enhance Its COVID-19 Response at the Southwest Border   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "In October 2020, in conjunction with the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, the United States began experiencing a surge of migrants at the southwest border, adding increased risk to an unprecedented public health emergency. DHS, in addition to its broad mission, is responsible for helping detect and slow the spread of COVID-19. During this inspection, we received a referral from the Office of Special Counsel concerning the lack of COVID-19 testing at one CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] location. We conducted a limited review to determine to what extent DHS has implemented measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in migrants at the southwest border."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-21-60
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2021-09-10
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Public Domain
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Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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