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OIG releases report confirming CBP took steps to limit processing at ports of entry

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 30, 2020

    The DHS Office of Inspector General released a report confirming that CBP took steps to limit the processing of asylum-seekers at ports of entry, including instructing seven ports of entry to stop processing virtually all undocumented migrants (known as "metering" or "queue management"). OIG found this action contravened the long-standing CBP practice of processing all migrants at "Class A" ports of entry. OIG made three recommendations, but CBP refused to concur with one. [ID #1119]

  2. Effective Date

    October 27, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Data and Reports
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP


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