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Ongoing Projects

New Sort ascending Title Project Objective DHS Component Mission Area
CBP and ICE Resource Allocations and Succession Planning at the Southwest Border

This audit would determine whether CBP and ICE are properly managing law enforcement staffing resources to accomplish its mission at the Southwest border. The team will also determine CBP and ICE's turnover rates and whether they have succession planning for leaving and retiring officers.

CBP, ICE Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
FY 2022 Unannounced Inspections of ICE Adult Detention Facilities

Our objective to determine whether ICE detention facilities are complying with select standards outlined in ICE's Performance-Based National Detention Standards and conduct a limited review of ICE's and facilities response to COVID-19.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
DHS Advance Contract Planning Efforts to Address Migration at the Southwest Border

To determine the extent to which DHS uses advanced contracting to address migration at the Southwest border.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Review of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Fiscal Year 2021 Drug Control Performance and Summary Report and Detailed Accounting Submission for Drug Control Funds

Review and authenticate the DHS Components' assertions made in the Office of National Drug Control Policy reports.

ICE Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department
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
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