Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security Urge Investigation of CBP Policies and Practices Citing IHRC Report

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security sent a letter to the Acting Inspector General, Mr. John Kelly, of the Department of Homeland Security on May 29th calling on him to investigate treatment of unaccompanied migrant children in the custody of Customs and Border Protection. Representatives Bennie Thomson of Mississippi (ranking member) and Filemon Vela of Texas (ranking member of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security), cited the report released by the International Human Rights Clinic and the ACLU Border Litigation Project on May 23rd documenting complaints of abuse and mistreatment in violation of US laws and department policies. The letter requests that “OIG monitor and investigate CBP operations to ensure it abides by all relevant statutes, agreements, and DHS policies”.

The letter can be accessed here.