Entity: Citizenship and Immigration Services

FOIA to USCIS for Cuccinelli Ethics Waivers and Recusals

August 27, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for any recusal determinations or ethics waivers for Acting Director Kenneth T. Cuccinelli.

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

News Roundup: Investigating the Administration’s Response to Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating the administration’s response to domestic terrorism and acts of violence.

FOIA to USCIS for Cuccinelli Transportation and Office Renovation Expenses

August 8, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records of expenses incurred by Director Kenneth T. Cuccinelli.

FOIA to USCIS Seeking Calendars and External Communications of John Zadrozny

August 5, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services seeking calendars and external communications of USCIS official John Zadrozny. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the effect other individuals have had on Zadrozny's official duties.

FOIA to USCIS Seeking Communications Between John Zadrozny and White House Officials

August 5, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services seeking communications of Stephen Miller-linked USCIS official John Zadrozny and other White House officials. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the effect other individuals have had on Zadrozny's official duties.

News Roundup: “Remain in Mexico,” New Lawsuits, and Trump’s Friend Tom Barrack

August 2, 2019
Documents we uncovered show that a question asking asylum-seekers whether they had fear of being returned to Mexico was scrapped before the new Remain in Mexico policy was finalized.

News Roundup: Investigating the Fallout from Spring’s DHS Shakeup

July 19, 2019
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress this week, with lawmakers confronting him about the poor conditions at migrant detention centers.

FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Ken Cuccinelli’s Communications with Stephen Miller and Individuals Outside the Government

July 18, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records shedding light on Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli’s outside influences and his interactions with White House advisor Stephen Miller.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, and CBP – Treatment of Detainees

June 26, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Secretary, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection for records to shed light on the treatment of detainees, including transgender and pregnant detainees.