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August 8, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Just Following Orders: Overdue Oversight and Unanswered Questions on Family Separations



SJC family reunification hearing Nearly three months after the Trump administration’s family separation policy began and over one month after a public outcry led to its end, Congress finally held its first hearing on the subject on July 31. It was a necessary step, but not nearly enough.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 23, 2018

By Sarah Turberville

“Zero Tolerance” and Border Crisis Need Congressional Oversight



CBP detention facility POGO is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to begin an investigation into the crisis of immigration enforcement and detention along our nation’s southwest border.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

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