The moves described by John T. Morton, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, address oversight, medical care and tracking of
detainees at facilities in Arizona and across the country.
* Hiring 50 federal employees to oversee the largest detention facilities, which now are largely run by contractors without much government oversight, Morton said.
* Assigning regional case managers to keep tabs on detainees with significant medical problems to ensure they are getting proper care. Detainees with major problems will be housed in facilities near hospitals and medical centers, Morton said.
* In June, launching an online immigrant-detainee locator so family members can easily find their relatives when they are in custody awaiting possible deportation