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U.S. Senate Press Release - United States Senator for Oklahoma
February 3, 2023

Lankford Raises Alarm Over False ICE Data in Letter to DOJ
By Senator James Lankford (R-OK)

To better understand whether ICE’s data integrity issues have found their way into court filings, I ask the following questions:1. Is the reporting from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University around ICE’s ATD data integrity issues accurate? a. If yes, what steps are ICE taking to address these data integrity issues? What is the timeline for completing these steps? b. If not, why not 2. Was DOJ made aware of the data integrity issues around ICE’s ATD program? If so,when? 3. In which cases and to what courts has DOJ filed data from ICE’s ATD program? 4. What process does the U.S. Department of Justice use to verify ICE’s data? 5. If DOJ becomes aware that it filed inaccurate or misleading data to the courts, will DOJ file amended and accurate numbers to the courts? Finally, it is my understanding that ICE has significantly reduced the number of migrants receiving GPS tracking devices or government- or contractor-issued SmartLINK devices when they are released at the southwest border. 6. What percentage of people released into the United States during FY 2023 have either GPS or government- or contractor-issued SmartLINK monitoring devices? 7. If these individuals have no monitoring device, what are their instructions for verifying location and complying with the terms of their release with ICE/DHS instructions?

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