Entity: Citizenship and Immigration Services

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

February 14, 2019
FOIA Request to multiple agencies lobbied by lobbying firm Ballard Partners seeking communications with Trump administration political appointees. Florida-based Ballard Partners has grown rapidly due to its connections with the Trump administration, and this request seeks to uncover Ballard's influence on the administration.

American Oversight Launches Investigation of Administration’s Response to ‘Migrant Caravan’

December 19, 2018
American Oversight is investigating the violence at the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the Trump administration’s politicization of the so-called migrant caravan, which the president termed “an invasion,” in the run-up to the midterm elections.
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FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Search Terms Related to the Migrant Caravan

December 18, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications search terms like: migrant, caravan, soros, and Middle Eastern.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding the So-Called Migrant Caravan

December 18, 2018
FOIA to multiple entities seeking communications regarding the migrant caravan leading up to the midterm elections, communications with the Mexican government, and communications containing related search terms.

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 – Family Separation Policy Costs

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DOJ, EOIR, U.S. Marshals Service, HHS, ACF, CBP, USCIS, and OMB seeking records related to costs associated with the Trump administration's family separation policy.

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

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit 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 DHS/USCIS Seeking Communications with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

August 13, 2018
FOIA to DHS/USCIS seeking communications involving any employee or representative of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (@bradley.com), including, but not limited to, David Stewart and Paul Kavinoky. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP lobbies on behalf of GEO Group, which owns and operates private prisons, immigration-detention centers. American Oversight submits this FOIA to shed light on the nature of their lobbying efforts.

FOIA to USCIS Seeking Communications Regarding Changes to the USCIS Website

June 29, 2018
FOIA to USCIS submitted along with the Sunlight Foundation seeking all communications regarding any considered or actual changes to the uscis.gov website.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.