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Report: ICE staffing, training issues hindering deportations

Immigration and Customs Enforcement needs to improve its supervision of employees and management in order to appropriately meet the agency’s deportation goals and policies, a Department of Homeland Security inspector general found.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement needs to improve its supervision of employees and management in order to appropriately meet the agency’s deportation goals and policies, a Department of Homeland Security inspector general found.

The report, “ICE Deportation Operations,” is one of two inspections looking into the agency’s management of immigrants under its supervision that aim to determine whether systemic factors are hampering ICE’s deportation process.

President Trump has called for an increase of 10,000 ICE officers as well as 5,000 Border Patrol agents as part of an effort to enforce the new administration’s immigration plan.

However, the new report shows that the agency is facing a number of deficiencies with the workforce it already has.

According to the report, ICE does not: effectively prepare its workforce to handle complicated deportations; provide clear policies and procedures or sufficient training; or ensure that officer workloads are balanced and achievable.

“These management deficiencies and unresolved obstacles make it difficult for ICE to deport aliens expeditiously” the report notes, adding that the agency “is almost certainly not deporting all the aliens who could be deported and will likely not be able to keep up with growing numbers of deportable aliens.”

Five recommendations of improvement were made, including updating and revising its policies and procedures, address staff workloads at its field offices and developing a standardized training program.

Reader comments

Sat, Apr 22, 2017 Luke

Virtually all of the incompetence cited here can likely be traced back to affirmative action and other EEO policies. Employees were promoted based on 'quotas' to resolve disparities rather than their qualifications. The chickens are coming home to roost finally.

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The new deportation rules are another example of how the new administration is promoting bad public relations with the rest of the world. I'd rather see the regulations changed before more effort and money be used for this.

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 NAME

DHS COULD HIRE MORE ADMINS/STAFF TO WORK WITHIN DHS. BUT, AGAIN ITS THE MANAGEMENTS AND SUPERVISORS ARE THE DRAMA PROBLEMS AND BAD CONTROLLING OVER THE STAFFS. MANAGEMENTS AND SUPERVISORS HAVE NO SKILLS, LACK OF EXPERIENCE AND TERRIBLE MORALE. I SEE THAT ALREADY. NOW, IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE.

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