Igsa Agreement

10 12 2020

Comments: The military approved this recommendation and in response concluded a settlement that led the monitoring of all the financial benefits realized of the IMPLEMENTed SRIs. Although the Order does not explicitly impose control over non-financial benefits, an order from the military through IGSa indicates that it is essential to use public-public partnerships to improve, among other things, relations with government and local communities. We think that is the intent of our recommendation. Through the implementation and implementation of this process, as well as documentation in the guidelines, the military will have information that decision makers can use to review SRIs to obtain a possible extension and to decide whether similar agreements should be developed and implemented on other sites. Intergovernmental service agreements, also known as “bed agreements,” are contracts between the federal government and national or local governments, in which local authorities agree to make room for the detention of undocumented persons in their prisons and prisons. Detention centres are paid by the federal government for anyone who holds them above immigration fees, creating financial incentives for signing the program. In the absence of IGSA, individuals may only be detained for 48 hours in non-ICE facilities and local officials may choose to comply with these requests or “detainees” from ICE. IGS allows ICE to use the large existing prison infrastructure across the country, significantly increasing the federal government`s ability to arrest undocumented individuals. 67% of ICE inmates are housed in IGSA facilities.

The Warrant Service Officer program is a new extension of the 287 (g) program that requires less resources and less effort from local agencies. The program is aimed at rural law enforcement services that are unable to send officers to the more comprehensive training needed to implement an agreement of 287 (g). It allows participating authorities to arrest and arrest those who have been the subject of arrest warrants by ICE, even though there are local measures to limit ICE`s power in the region, such as protected area policy. However, military services do not fully control the benefits of implemented SRIs because they do not have formal processes in place. For example, naval and naval corps officials stated that they were not monitoring the financial and non-financial performance of the IMPLEMENTed IGSAs, in part because they are in the early stages of using GHI. The Air Force monitors some information on the financial benefits of IGSA, but this information is not complete, as the reporting by facilities is voluntary. The development and documentation of the processes for monitoring the benefits of the implemented GHI would provide services with useful information on IGSA`s performance when making decisions on the provision of resources for the development and implementation of these agreements at other sites. Comments: DOD did not accept this recommendation and stated that the Marine Corps was within the Department of the Navy and that the recommendation was not necessary.

GaO made a similar recommendation to the Navy. DOD endorsed this recommendation and stated that the Department of the Navy would issue guidelines that would instruct the Navy and The Navy to implement and implement a process to monitor the financial and non-financial benefits of implemented intergovernmental support agreements (IGSA) of their respective departments. On March 1, 2019, the Department of the Navy asked the Commander, Marine Corps Installation Command (MCICOM) to define policies or procedures and to implement a process of collecting and tracking information on the financial or unrealized benefits of all implemented IGS.


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