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Ongoing Projects

New Sort ascending Title Project Objective DHS Component Mission Area
New The Visa Security Program (VSP)

To what extent is ICE collaborating with USCIS under the Visa Security Program to deter or prevent terrorist threats attempting to enter the United States.

ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Review of FY 2021 Deaths in Custody - CBP and ICE

To review the circumstances related to each death that occurs in CBP and ICE custody during FY 2021 to determine if systemic factors, policies, or processes have played a role in deaths of individuals in custody.

CBP, ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
ICE's Contract to House Migrants in Hotels

Evaluate the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) plans to house migrant families in hotels, and how ICE selected a contractor to implement these plans.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Inadequate Prenatal Care and Staffing Deficiencies at ICE IHSC-run facilities

- Evaluate compliance with existing requirements for reporting, timely intake medical assessments, and access to offsite obstetric-gynecological care, for pregnant detainees at IHSC-run facilities.
- Document IHSC's Medical Quality Management Unit internal reviews, root cause findings, and corrective action plans for medical incidents for pregnant detainees.
- Determine medical staffing levels at IHSC headquarters and IHSC-run detention facilities.  

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
DHS Drug Seizure, Storage, and Destruction

Determine whether CBP, ICE, TSA, and the Coast Guard effectively transport, store, and destroy seized illicit drugs. 2) To determine if DHS employees, federal contractors, and the public are adequately protected while interacting with and destroying seized illicit drugs.

CBP, Coast Guard, ICE, TSA Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Allegations about Inadequate Medical Care and Other Concerns at the Irwin County Detention Center

Determine whether the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) provided adequate medical care and COVID-19 protection and properly responded to complaints about facility operations.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Medical Vacancies at ICE Detention Facilities

Assess the causes and impact of medical vacancies at ICE detention facilities and determine whether existing medical staffing plans and vacancies at detention facilities hinder ICE detainees' access to adequate medical care.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Evaluation of the ICE's Oversight and the Use of Segregation in ICE Detention Facilities

To determine whether ICE's use of administrative and disciplinary segregation across all authorized detention facilities complies with Departmental detention standards.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
ICE's Efforts to Prevent and Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in its Facilities

To determine whether ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) effectively controlled COVID-19 within its detention facilities and adequately safeguarded the health and safety of both detainees in its custody and its staff.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

To determine the extent to which ICE identifies and investigates human trafficking

ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Government Service Contracts

The objective is to determine to what extent ICE implemented controls to ensure Government Solutions, LLC provided qualified labor for work performed under the terms of its contracts. 

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Spot Inspections of the ICE Adult Detention Facilities

Conduct unannounced spot inspections of ICE detention facilities to monitor compliance with health, safety, and civil rights standards outlined in ICE’s Performance-Based National Detention Standards.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
CBP, ICE, TSA, and Secret Service Handling of Employee Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Workplace Sexual Misconduct

Determine whether CBP, ICE, TSA, and USSS appropriately report, investigate, and adjudicate employee allegations of sexual harassment and workplace sexual misconduct.

CBP, ICE, Secret Service, TSA Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department