Case Number: 21-1171

“Permanecer en México” y las barreras al asilo

April 29, 2021
Desde los límites de admisión de refugiados, hasta las severas restricciones a las aplicaciones de solicitantes de asilo, la administración de Trump hizo más difícil para las personas que huían de la violencia y la persecución obtener asilo en los Estados Unidos.

American Oversight Sues for Records Related to ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

April 29, 2021
The Department of Homeland Security implausibly claimed it had no records responsive to American Oversight’s FOIA requests for records or communications related to the creation or implementation of the dangerous policy.

American Oversight v. DHS – ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Records and Communications

April 29, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security seeking the release of records related to the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico’' policy (Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP), including records concerning its implementation. The lawsuit also seeks documents regarding changes to asylum processing and related communications of senior agency officials.

No Records Response from DHS Regarding the Implementation of the Remain-In-Mexico Program

February 16, 2021
The Department of Homeland Security stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records demonstrating how the government is implementing the Trump administration’s policy of forcing immigrants to remain in Mexico while their claims are processed.

No Records Response from DHS Regarding Senior Leadership MPP Communications

February 16, 2021
The Department of Homeland Security stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for email communications of Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, Chief of Staff Chad Mizelle, and Acting Deputy Director Ken Cuccinelli regarding the Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as Remain in Mexico. This request also contains key terms related to other policies affecting asylum seekers at the southern border.

No Records Response from DHS Regarding MPP

February 2, 2021
The Department of Homeland Security stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for relating to changes to asylum processing under the Migrant Protection Protocols, which would require migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to wait in Mexico while their cases are pending.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Email Communications of Senior Leadership Regarding MPP

March 23, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking email communications of Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, Chief of Staff Chad Mizelle, and Acting Deputy Director Ken Cuccinelli regarding the Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as Remain in Mexico. This request also contains key terms related to other policies affecting asylum seekers at the southern border.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Records Relating to the Implementation of the Remain-In-Mexico Program

September 30, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking records demonstrating how the government is implementing the Trump administration’s policy of forcing immigrants to remain in Mexico while their claims are processed.

FOIA to DHS Regarding Migrant Protection Protocols

January 31, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking records relating to changes to asylum processing under the Migrant Protection Protocols, which would require migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to wait in Mexico while their cases are pending.