Government Reports on Immigration Detention

The following is a list of US government reports indicating the various problems with and concerns regarding the poor condition of ICE immigration detention.

US Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR)

USCCR. “Trauma at the Border: The Human Cost of Inhumane Immigration Policies.” Briefing Report. Washington D. C.: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), October 2019. https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/2019/10-24-Trauma-at-the-Border.pdf.
USCCR. “U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Concerned with Alleged Abusive Labor Practices at Immigration Detention Centers.” United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), January 2, 2018. https://www.usccr.gov/press/2018/01-02.pdf.
USCCR. “With Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities.” A Briefing Before the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Statutory Enforcement Report. Washington D. C.: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2015. http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/Statutory_Enforcement_Report2015.pdf.
USCCR. “Summary of Migrant Civil Rights Issues Along the Southwest Border.” U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2003. https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/migrant/summary.htm.

Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG)

DHS OIG. “Capping Report: Observations of Unannounced Inspections of ICE Facilities in 2019.” Capping Report. Washington D.C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), July 1, 2020. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2020-07/OIG-20-45-Jul20.pdf.
DHS OIG. “Early Experience with COVID-19 at ICE Detention Facilities.” Washington, D.C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), June 18, 2020. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2020-06/OIG-20-42-Jun20.pdf.
Cuffari, Joseph V. “Responses to Questions Posed in the February 19, 2019 Letter.” Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), September 26, 2019.
DHS OIG. “DHS Needs to Improve Its Oversight of Misconduct and Discipline.” Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), June 17, 2019. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2019-06/OIG-19-48-Jun19.pdf.
DHS OIG. “Concerns about ICE Detainee Treatment and Care at Four Detention Facilities.” Washington D.C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), June 3, 2019. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2019-06/OIG-19-47-Jun19.pdf.
DHS OIG. “Management Alert - DHS Needs to Address Dangerous Overcrowding Among Single Adults at El Paso Del Norte.” Management Alert. Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), May 30, 2019. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2019-05/OIG-19-46-May19.pdf.
DHS OIG. “ICE Faces Barriers in Timely Repatriation of Detained Aliens.” Final Report. Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), March 11, 2019. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2019-03/OIG-19-28-Mar19.pdf.
DHS OIG. “ICE Does Not Fully Use Contracting Tools to Hold Detention Facility Contractors Accountable for Failing to Meet Performance Standards.” Final Report. Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), January 29, 2019. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2019-02/OIG-19-18-Jan19.pdf.
DHS OIG. “Issues Requiring Action at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, California.” Management Alert. Washington, D.C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), September 27, 2018. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2018-10/OIG-18-86-Sep18.pdf.
DHS OIG. “Initial Observations Regarding Family Separation Issues Under the Zero Tolerance Policy.” Special Review. Washington, D.C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), September 27, 2018. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2018-10/OIG-18-84-Sep18.pdf.
DHS OIG. “ICE’s Inspections and Monitoring of Detention Facilities Do Not Lead to Sustained Compliance or Systemic Improvements.” Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), 2018. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2018-06/OIG-18-67-Jun18.pdf.
DHS OIG. “Concerns about ICE Detainee Treatment and Care at Detention Facilities.” Washington, D.C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), December 11, 2017. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2017-12/OIG-18-32-Dec17.pdf.
DHS OIG. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Award of the Family Case Management Program Contract (Redacted).” Final Report. Washington, D.C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), November 30, 2017. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2017-12/OIG-18-22-Nov17.pdf.
DHS OIG. “ICE Field Offices Need to Improve Compliance with Oversight Requirements for Segregation of Detainees with Mental Health Conditions.” Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), September 29, 2017. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2017-11/OIG-17-119-Sep17.pdf.
DHS OIG. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Alternatives To Detention.” Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Professional Responsibility, Inspection of Detention and Oversight Division, Office of Inspector General, February 4, 2015. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2015/OIG_15-22_Feb15.pdf.
DHS OIG. “ICE’s Release of Immigration Detainees.” Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), August 2014. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2014/OIG_14-116_Aug14.pdf.
DHS OIG. “Treatment of Immigration Detainees Housed at Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facilities.” Washington, D.C.: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), 2006. https://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/OIG_07-01_Dec06.pdf.
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