DHS Had No Database to Track Migrant Children Separated From Their Parents

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Every time I hear about the immigrant kids separated from their parents, I think about how a simple simple app in Quickbase could have saved a ton of trouble and bad PR and hurt for the families. This is 2018 for goodness sakes.
However, inspectors “found no evidence such a database exists.” What they instead found was a flawed “manually-compiled spreadsheet” prone to human error.
There was also a lack of communication between each agency. For example, CBP officers had to report their information about immigrants on Microsoft Word documents and email them to HHS, a manual process “vulnerable to human error” and “increasing the risk that a child could become lost in the system, the report said.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/dhs-database-separated-children-zero-tolerance-policy-im...
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Thank you for posting. I was recently discussing just this. I only recently acquired my own QB license, but hope to be able to help causes such as these in the future.