It was investigated when a Democrat ran this program.
In 2016 Senator Claire McCaskill asked the OIG to investigate how the Executive was contracting and paying for a massive for-profit concentration camp on the border. So they did. They found that the Obama administration was using secret municipal contracts paid to a city hundreds of miles away from the prison, then that the city routed some of the money to the private prison corporation, keeping a huge chunk for themselves in order to help keep the contract quiet.
In September 2014, ICE improperly modified an existing IGSA with the City of Eloy (Eloy) in Arizona to establish the 2,400-bed South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, more than 900 miles away. Although ICE could have contracted directly with the private company that operates the South Texas Family Residential Center, CCA, it instead created an unnecessary “middleman” by modifying its existing IGSA with Eloy. Eloy’s sole function under the modification is to act as the middleman between ICE and CCA; Eloy collects about $438,000 in annual fees for this service. OIG
Even worse, however, is that even after the OIG figured out what was happening and told the Obama administration to stop buying concentration camps with secret contracts, and even after the Obama administration agreed to stop doing so, the administration then changed its mind and paid the concentration camp up through 2021 right around the 2016 election.
In August 2016, Office of Acquisition staff said that ICE would not fund the South Texas modification beyond September 2016. However, in October 2016, ICE modified the Eloy IGSA to extend its use of the South Texas Family Residential Center until 2021, 3 years longer than the original agreement. OIG
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