Case Number: 18-2846

DHS Records Relating to Family Separation from 2017 to 2019

March 15, 2023
Records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relating to family separation from 2017 to 2019. These records include communications about credible fear, asylum, and budget concerns, as well as emails regarding visits to detention centers by Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley regarding family separation.

In Emails, Jeff Sessions Praised ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Policy That Separated Migrant Families

October 6, 2021
American Oversight obtained emails sent in June 2018 in which then-Attorney General Sessions praised the policy’s results and discussed religious justifications for one of the Trump administration’s cruelest anti-immigration measures.

VA Records Regarding Concerned Veterans of America

December 9, 2020
Veterans Affairs documents in response to our FOIA request seeking records related to Concerned Veterans for America.

EOIR Records Regarding Family Separation from May 2018

December 9, 2020
Executive Office for Immigration Review records in response to American Oversight's request for communications regarding the cost of the family separation policy.

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

American Oversight Sues Administration for Records of Family-Separation Policy

December 5, 2018
On Tuesday, American Oversight filed multiple lawsuits regarding the development and implementation of the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Entities – Sessions Memo Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking communications containing specific search terms related to the administration's family separation policy and guidance on the zero-tolerance policy.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications About Family Separation Policy

June 20, 2018
FOIA to DOJ asking for communications regarding family separation, including terms like "American Academy of Pediatrics," "family," "parent," and "pediatrics."

FOIA to DHS, ICE, CBP and USCIS Seeking Communications Regarding Family Separation or Sen. Merkley Visit to Detention Facility

June 20, 2018
FOIA to DHS, ICE, CBP and USCIS seeking communications regarding Sen. Merkley's visit, American Academy of Pediatrics and other interest groups regarding family separation.

FOIA to CBP and ICE Seeking Guidance on Implementation of Zero Tolerance Policy

June 20, 2018
FOIA seeking any guidance on Jeff Sessions' immigration memoranda releases from April 2017 and 2018 and email communications with Border Patrol leadership.