The KBI’s latest report, “Intake without Oversight: Firsthand Experiences with Customs and Border Protection Complaints Process,” out this month, is a compilation of lapses and failures in the CBP’s complaint and oversight process as well as a check list of recommendations for addressing this urgent matter. You can read more from the Jesuit Conference about the report’s findings in this newsletter and download the entire report here: http://jesuits.org/Assets/Publications/File/IntakeWithoutOversight_v06.pdf
When migrants are apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), humane protocols and basic human rights are the standards to be followed. Yet violations occur, and the KBI has filed 49 complaints with the CBP on behalf of migrants from October 2015 through March 2017. Of these, only 13 have been investigated further or resolved. Please lend your voice to the KBI’s advocacy efforts calling for better accountability and oversight by accessing this Jesuit Conference action alert: http://cqrcengage.com/jesuit/app/onestep-write-a-letter?2&engagementId=374633. Thank you for joining us in support of migrant rights.