Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, CBP Acting Commissioner Troy A. Miller, and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz delivered remarks to address the situation in Del Rio, Texas. They also discussed the dangers of irregular migration.
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Beginning today, certain family units who are not able to be expelled under Title 42 will be placed in expedited removal proceedings. Expedited removal provides a lawful, more accelerated procedure to remove those family units who do not have a basis under U.S. law to be in the United States.
Snapshot: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Leverage Emerging S&T Tech to Ensure the Security of Our Nation’s Borders
DHS S&T recently collaborated with the USBP and FLETC to deliver a multi-part solution that enable agents to use the knowledge, skills, and abilities of expert trackers (professionals trained to detect, track, follow and apprehend potential adversaries).
CRCL conducted an investigation into attempted and successful suicides while in CBP custody. CRCL's onsite investigations occurred on March 28, 2017, and April 4-5, 2017, at the Brownsville Port of Entry, Marfa Border Patrol Station, Marfa Border Patrol Checkpoint, Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center, and the McAllen Station Processing Center. As part of the review, CRCL reviewed policies and procedures of the Office of Field Operations and U.S. Border Patrol as they relate to suicide prevention and engaged the assistance of a subject matter expert in the field of suicide prevention in a custodial environment.
CRCL received four complaints alleging that the Office of Field Operations and U.S. Border Patrol within CBP have violated an individual's civil rights or civil liberties. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify CBP of the complaint and describe those allegations, inform CBP that CRCL will retain this complaint for investigation, and explain how CRCL will work with CBP during its investigation.
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