Trusted Traveler Revocations for Americans Associated with the 2018-2019 Migrant Caravan [redacted] [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Highlights: "In early 2019, journalists, advocates, and attorneys alleged in the media that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revoked their Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) memberships or took other actions to harass them because of their work related to the migrant caravan. We conducted this review to evaluate TTP membership revocations of three U.S. citizens associated with the migrant caravan. [...] We made two recommendations to CBP to ensure two TTP membership revocations were based on quality and accurate information and to issue guidance to personnel about TTP revocation standards. [...] We specifically looked at the circumstances surrounding the TTP membership revocation of three U.S. citizens and found that CBP revoked these memberships after discovering links to information that it considered derogatory and a potential security risk. In two of the revocations, CBP did not assess the quality or accuracy of the potentially derogatory information at any step of the process. Specifically, we determined that CBP officers did not evaluate unsubstantiated information, and made unsupported conclusions[.] [...] CBP concurred with both recommendations. We consider one recommendation resolved and open and one recommendation unresolved and open."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-22-13
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/