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Management Alert - CBP's Use of Examination and Summons Authority Under 19 U.S.C. § 1509

Executive Summary

CBP issued the summons to Twitter regarding the @ALT_USCIS account for the purpose of identifying the owner of the account. CBP took the position that it needed this information in order to “insure compliance with the laws of the United States administered by the [Service]” - investigate possible criminal violations by CBP officials, including murder, theft, and corruption.

Report Number
OIG-18-18
Issue Date
Document File
DHS Agency
Oversight Area
Fiscal Year
2018