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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Officer of Inspector General: DHS did not have the information technology (IT) system functionality needed to track separated migrant families during the execution of the Zero Tolerance Policy. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) adopted various ad hoc methods to record and track family separations, but these methods led to widespread errors. CBP officials have been aware of these IT deficiencies since at least November 2017 when U.S. Border Patrol conducted an initiative that mirrored the Zero Tolerance Policy. These conditions persisted because CBP did not address its known IT deficiencies adequately before DHS implemented Zero Tolerance in May 2018. DHS also did not provide adequate guidance to personnel responsible for executing the Zero Tolerance Policy. Because of these IT deficiencies, we could not confirm the total number of families DHS separated during the Zero Tolerance period. DHS estimated that Border Patrol agents separated 3,014 children from their families while the policy was in place. DHS also estimated it had completed 2,155 reunifications in response to a court order, although this effort continued for 7 months beyond the July 2018 deadline for reunifying children with their parents. However, we conducted a review of DHS data during the Zero Tolerance period and identified 136 children with potential family relationships who were not accurately recorded by CBP. In a broader analysis of DHS data between the dates of October 1, 2017, to February 14, 2019, we identified an additional 1,233 children with potential family relationships not accurately recorded by CBP. Without a reliable account of all family relationships, we could not validate the total number of separations, or reunifications.

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This is why conservatives accuse government of being incompetent... because CONSERVATIVES are incompetent at government.

They always (and usually falsely) accuse liberals of the things that THEY (conservatives) are guilty of (also election fraud, corruption, nepotism, big government, fiscal irresponsibility, etc).

#1 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-27 01:33 PM | Reply

"What's your last name, Jimenez? That's close enough to Gonzalez - you're now part of this family."

America the previously beautiful.

#2 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2019-11-27 01:34 PM | Reply

This is shameful and the people responsible for it should face charges.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-11-27 01:45 PM | Reply

But Obama wore a tan suit

#4 | Posted by JOE at 2019-11-27 01:51 PM | Reply

Every time I see an article like this, it makes me more supportive of Trump's wall. Because I have absolutely zero fvvks to give about someone trying to sneak into the country in order to avoid the effort it takes to gain citizenship. More importantly, there is no reason that anyone anywhere should expect me to have fvvks to give.

If you guys give a ----, buy them a house in Honduras. Send them a check every month. That way they won't be arbitrarily compelled to come to the US and this won't be a thing.

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-27 02:37 PM | Reply

I just hope those kids have a nice Thanksgiving tomorrow.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-27 02:47 PM | Reply

"DHS did not have the information technology (IT) system functionality needed to track separated migrant families during the execution of the Zero Tolerance Policy."

Really? When I went in for minor day surgery and wasn't even put under, the first thing they did was put a barcode bracelet on me. It is not exotic technology and they should have been doing that for years. In fact, they did that for my kids when they were born and they are now adults.

#7 | Posted by TenMile at 2019-11-27 02:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kind of an obvious solution TENMILE. Me thinks they didn't care enough to actually try to find a solution.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-27 03:04 PM | Reply

Thoughts and prayers!

Nothing can be done.

#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-27 03:39 PM | Reply

Who knew running a terror regime was so complicated?

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-27 03:54 PM | Reply

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"DHS did not have the information technology (IT) system functionality needed to track separated migrant families during the execution of the Zero Tolerance Policy."

That's by design.

As JeffJ explained, he supports making examples out of migrant children, to deter future migrant children from being brought here by their families.

None of this was an accident or a mistake.

Naive people have a hard time believing America could be so purposefully cruel.

People who still can't acknowledge this was intentional mistreatment of children, they are being useful idiots for Trump.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-27 04:15 PM | Reply

"Naive people have a hard time believing America could be so purposefully cruel."

Lie being cruel to all those americans who shipped out to join ISIS...and not letting them, their brides, or their brats back into the US?

I'm a fan.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-27 04:22 PM | Reply

I have absolutely zero fvvks to give about someone trying to sneak into the country in order to avoid the effort it takes to gain citizenship.

Okay.

I still don't want to inflict additional physical and psychological harm upon their innocent children who played no part in that decision.

But, i'm not a sociopath.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2019-11-27 04:33 PM | Reply

"Lie being cruel to all those americans who shipped out to join ISIS"

No, much more cruel than that.
Like taking children from their parents and disappearing them.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-27 04:35 PM | Reply

"But, i'm not a sociopath."

MadBomber wears his inability to empathize like Mussolini wore his sash.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-27 04:36 PM | Reply

This is all being done to dissuade future generations of immigrants to consider coming here. If they come here, their families will be shattered and scattered to the winds.

#16 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-11-27 04:54 PM | Reply

"This is all being done to dissuade future generations of immigrants to consider coming here."

Will full support of the GOP.
Even the Never Trumpers support it.

They hate our freedoms.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-27 04:56 PM | Reply

ISIS? Some of the children that are being split from their families are going to think the USA is the enemy. They're going to make ISIS seem like a barbershop quartet at Disneyland.

#18 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-11-27 05:00 PM | Reply

"Some of the children that are being split from their families are going to think the USA is the enemy."

They are correct.
The USA is the enemy of migrant children.
#MAGA

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-27 05:03 PM | Reply

Making Angsty Guatemalans Angry?

#20 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-27 05:05 PM | Reply

No matter how you spin this, this is on you head whiteboy.

#21 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-11-27 10:27 PM | Reply

Everyone is so angry at the big old fascistic 'murrican gooberment for not paying closer attention to these very important cheeldreenz of heespanic deeescent.
If these ------- cheeldreen are so important, why are the parents allowing them to be given up? Why are so many parents taking the precious cheeldreenz over hundreds or thousands of miles of treacherous terrain?
Whoever's organizing the mass movement of these cheeldreen and their supposed parents are the real cynical actors; they're deliberately overwhelming our southern border so that anyone who reasonably turns them away on account of being swamped can be made to look like a horribly brutal sadist.

#22 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-28 03:09 AM | Reply

>we need to immediately take in and fully accomodate every crying child in the world
leftists actually believe this

#23 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-28 03:11 AM | Reply

Even NPR admitted earlier today that Meheeecan and other diverse LatinX parents are sending their precious cheeldreen alone over the border in order to take advantage of the fact that they can't be sent back.
Send them all back. Even the cheeldreenz, via catapault.

#24 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-28 03:17 AM | Reply

You know what would *really* separate a cheeldreen and its parents? Live rounds fired from a quarter mile away.

#25 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-28 03:19 AM | Reply

Isntreal does it every day. Shooting children, I mean. Why can't we?

#26 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-28 03:20 AM | Reply

BERKY

"Isntreal does it every day. Shooting children, I mean. Why can't we?"

Because two wrongs don't make a right. It makes three wrongs.

#27 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-28 05:36 AM | Reply

LatinX parents are sending their precious cheeldreen alone over the border in order to take advantage of the fact that they can't be sent back.

#24 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

Yeah... Punish the children to get back at the parents.

Just like why conservatives oppose abortion. They want to punish the mother for her "mistakes" through the child.

#28 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-28 10:24 AM | Reply

This is shameful and the people responsible for it should face charges.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce

Send all the illegals back home and let them sort it out.

#29 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-28 01:52 PM | Reply

Just like why conservatives oppose abortion. They want to punish the mother for her "mistakes" through the child.

#28 | Posted by gtbritishskull

Has it ever occurred to you we have laws against murdering babies?

#30 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-28 01:54 PM | Reply

Simple solution: execute anyone found to be involved with trafficking children across borders. Shoot them twice if they are adults unrelated to the children.

#31 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-29 01:08 AM | Reply

Simple solution: execute anyone found to be involved with trafficking children across borders. Shoot them twice if they are adults unrelated to the children.

#31 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE AT 2019-11-29 01:08 AM | REPLY |

We can't shoot EVERYONE in the border patrol, we have to keep at least a few

#32 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-11-29 01:32 AM | Reply

"DHS did not have the information technology (IT) system functionality needed to track separated migrant families during the execution of the Zero Tolerance Policy."

Any idiot capable of using twitter could build an excel spreadsheet in 10 minutes to keep that data.

There are about 1 million AWS certified cloud practitioners in the USA, The most basic cloud cert you can get it in about a week. In one of the labs you spin up a nationally available relational database. The lab takes 8 minutes including detailed explanation of how each part works and costs 2 cents an hour t run. for a few dollars more a month you could make it globally accessible by creating read replicas in other regions synced with the master.

#33 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-11-29 01:43 AM | Reply

"If these ------- cheeldreen are so important, why are the parents allowing them to be given up? Why are so many parents taking the precious cheeldreenz over hundreds or thousands of miles of treacherous terrain?"

The reasons have been reported in many different publications, even presented right here. Just admit it, you don't really want to know the reasons. I could explain them to you but you would immediately return to saying you don't know why parents would give up their children.

#34 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-29 10:13 AM | Reply

"I still don't want to inflict additional physical and psychological harm upon their innocent children who played no part in that decision."

I KNOW!!!!

Get them out of religion. Find them a secular home. Their parents earned a hellfire missile...but the kids...not so much.

#35 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-29 10:20 AM | Reply

"Like taking children from their parents and disappearing them."

How much time did you spend over there, champ?

shall we send them to you?

#36 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-29 10:22 AM | Reply

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