Case Number: 18-305

CBP Communications With Fox News and Breitbart About Border Wall Construction

August 7, 2020
Communications between the Customs and Border Protection press office and Fox News and Breitbart about the construction of a border wall. In September 2018, we obtained Department of Homeland Security communications with members of Congress and their staffs about building and funding the border wall, including members of Congress advocating for contracts for specific companies.

CBP Emails with White House Staff Regarding Plans for Constructing a Border Wall

November 15, 2018
Records from Customs and Border Protection containing emails between between CBP employees and White House staff regarding plans for the construction of a border wall.

No Records Response From DHS Regarding WH Communications About Wall Contract

September 6, 2018
Department of Homeland Security stated that it had no records of communications with the White House regarding a wall contract.

CBP Response Regarding Record Referred From DHS

August 27, 2018
Customs and Border Patrol response regarding one page of referred records from the Department of Homeland Security. CBP is withholding the record in its entirety.

DHS Communications With States About Border Wall

June 26, 2018
Communications between DHS/CBP and states (AZ, CA, NM, TX) regarding building a border wall/fence.

New Lawsuit Seeks DHS Border Wall Emails with White House, Fox News, Border States

February 9, 2018
Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release emails relating to President Trump's proposed border wall sent between senior officials at the department and individuals in the White House, anti-immigration activist groups, and conservative media outlets including Breitbart and Fox News.  

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS – Border Wall Communications

February 9, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security seeking the release of records of communications between Department officials and Congress, the White House, border states, and outside groups regarding the construction of President Trump’s proposed border wall. This complaint is part of American Oversight’s Audit the Wall investigation.

FOIA to DHS for State Government Communications Regarding the Wall

July 31, 2017
All communications between the Department of Homeland Security and the state governments of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California.