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Review of a February 16, 2020 Childbirth at the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station

Project Objective

Review the circumstances surrounding a detainee's childbirth at the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station, including whether CBP mistreated the detainee or denied medical care, as alleged, and whether CBP's actions violated CBP's National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search (TEDS) and other applicable policies and procedures.

DHS Component
Project Mission
Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches