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In recent years, some U.S. citizens have claimed they were mistakenly identified as foreign nationals and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on immigration charges.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained pregnant women more than 4,600 times from 2016-2018. Most detentions lasted 1 week or less.
ICE has policies and standards related to the care for pregnant women that vary by facility type, with some having more requirements than others.
Homeland Security component agencies collect information on noncitizen family members who are apprehended together at the southwest border. Each component collects the information it needs, but does not always consider the information needed by other DHS components.
The Federal Protective Service protects about 9,000 federal facilities and their occupants.
FPS is part of the Department of Homeland Security, but it's been moved to two "parent agencies" within the department in the last 15 years.
What GAO Found From fiscal years 2014 through 2016, U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) collectively opened and had closed nearly 70,000 employee misconduct cases, as shown in the table below.