U. S. Border Protection said Friday that it is not going to revisit the days in the 1990s when it could target the family of a U. N. peacekeeper with suspected criminal behavior.
The agency was forced to suspend operations in 2011 following a scandal involving a U,N.
official who was caught on tape with an undocumented immigrant.
In that case, the U.n. said it did not intend to return to targeting undocumented workers.
The Border Patrol said in a statement that the agency has since learned lessons from that incident and will not go back to targeting the family.
But the agency said that it has been forced to make adjustments since then to improve operations.
The announcement comes a day after the U.,N.
said in its report that it had documented at least 11 cases of illegal aliens targeting peacekeepers in Central America.
A senior U. n. official said Thursday that the U,n.
found no evidence that the Border Patrol was targeting peacekeeper families.
The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
had previously said the Border Protection has been working with U. s Border Patrol to improve its efforts to identify and protect peacekeepers from criminal activity.
The report by the U n. commission of inquiry said that while there is no evidence to show that the agents were targeting the families, the practice of targeting was widespread.
The commission said that, based on its investigation, it found that the actions of agents were discriminatory, had the potential to cause fear and harm and were not consistent with the agency’s obligation under international law to protect its peacekeepers.
In addition, the report said that the findings indicate that the targeting of peacekeepers was not only illegal, but also likely violated the U .n. charter.
The peacekeepers are members of the U ,n.