All immigrants entering some detention facilities belonging to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are strip-searched, says the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General.
The watchdog released a report amid nationwide fury over indefinite detention of the “illegal” immigrants.
“Several facilities continue to strip-search all incoming detainees without establishing reasonable suspicion, as required by detention standards,” read the report.
Some also refuse to report sexual assault, taking place inside the detention centers.
“Other examples of repeat deficiencies include facilities failing to notify ICE about alleged or proven sexual assaults,” the watchdog noted. “We also found less egregious repeat deficiencies such as instances where officers open incoming general correspondence without the presence of the addressed detainee or do not allow detainees to participate in recreation for the…