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June 29, 2018

By Mia Steinle

ICE Detention Center Inspections Repeatedly Fall Short



Otay detention center ICE inspections of detention centers are ineffective and infrequent, and “certain deficiencies remain unaddressed for years.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

June 27, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: How Can I Contact My Daughter?



Paper Cuts collage of a person writing next to a polaroid of a child As the government tries to undo the damage from its zero tolerance policy, parents in custody wait and wonder how to contact their kids.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

June 22, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Frequently Asked Questions: Criminal Prosecutions on the Border



CBP detention 2 Zero-tolerance prosecutions on the southwest border are undermining key constitutional protections.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

June 8, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Orphaned Parents



A mother and child are separated Court documents shed light on the impact of separating children and parents at the border.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Recommendations for Disaster Response and Recovery



Operation Blue Roof The 2017 disasters were tragic, but they provide an opportunity to learn how to better prepare for future disasters. Here is a rundown of recent POGO blogs, articles, and testimony on the topic.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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