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Every year, tens of thousands of undocumented migrants in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody are moved into a monitoring program called Alternatives to Detention (ATD). But a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report recommends better oversight and monitoring.

  • ICE has concurred with all 10 recommendations and identified actions it plans to take in response, according to Rebecca Gambler, director at GAO.
  • The ATD program uses monitoring technology, such as GPS ankle bracelets, and case management services to make sure foreign nationals who are not detained comply with the conditions of their release, explained Gambler.
  • GAO found that ICE and its contractor were not sufficiently collecting and utilizing data or documenting information, she said.

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