Entity: DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Former Trump Administration Official Gene Hamilton’s Contacts with Far-Right Anti-Immigration Groups

May 6, 2021
Hamilton, who was involved in some of the administration’s harshest immigration policies, has maintained his close connection to former White House aide Stephen Miller.
Left to Right: Stephen Miller and Gene Hamilton.

New Details About Trump-Era Efforts to Block Pregnant Minors in Immigration Detention from Accessing Abortions

May 6, 2021
Emails provide new information about the 2017 Jane Doe abortion case, and show top officials in the Office of Refugee and Resettlement keeping track of pregnancies and personally intervening in another pregnant teen's case.

DHS Calendar Entries for USCIS Senior Staff Officials

February 2, 2021
Records from the Department of Homeland Security of calendar entries for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services senior official staff.

Documents Show Further Details of Stephen Miller’s Efforts to Push Anti-Immigrant Policies

December 24, 2020
American Oversight obtained another set of communications that reveal more about Stephen Miller’s work with the Justice Department promoting anti-immigrant policies, including family separation.

USCIS Records in Regarding Communications with White House Official McLaurine Klinger

December 22, 2020
Records from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in response to American Oversight's request for communications between White House Official McLaurine Klingler and high ranking agency officials.

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Medicaid Block Grants, and Pennsylvania County Election Certifications

December 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into troubling appointments, Oklahoma’s withdrawn block grant waiver application, and the administration’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census apportionment.

USCIS Records Regarding Cuccinelli’s Text Messages

November 23, 2020
Records from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in response to American Oversight's request for text messages sent by former Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli during his tenure. These records contain photo and file data.

How Members of Anti-Immigrant Extremist Groups Have Worked Closely with — and Joined — the Trump Administration

November 18, 2020
From arranging meetings to collaborating on policy, anti-immigrant groups appear frequently in records obtained by American Oversight, revealing their influence in an administration that has instituted the most restrictive anti-immigration measures in decades.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short

November 17, 2020
FOIA request to multiple agencies for records regarding the appointment of Tracy Short as Chief Immigration Judge, including SF-50 forms and resumes.

FOIA to USCIS for Records of Expenses from Trips to Swing States

November 12, 2020
FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services seeking records reflecting expenses incurred from trips of top officials to swing states in the run-up to the 2020 election.