Entity: Customs and Border Protection

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.

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.

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

The Department of Homeland Security Doesn’t Know Where Trump Got Those Immigration Numbers, Either

June 27, 2019
DHS has confirmed that it has no records to back up extraordinary claims Trump made earlier this year about the cost and scope of illegal immigration.
Trump with former CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who is now acting secretary of homeland security, in 2018

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.

News Roundup: Hicks, Barr, Ross and Congressional Oversight

June 21, 2019
American Oversight is investigating the extent to which federal agencies are following the lead of the president in defying legislative branch oversight.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, and CBP – Conditions in Detention Centers

June 21, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against DHS, ICE, and CBP to shed light on conditions in migrant detention centers, as well as records related to various migrant children who died in U.S. custody.

Lawsuit Seeks Records to Shed Light on Deaths of Detainees in DHS Custody

June 18, 2019
At least seven migrant children have died while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection, raising concerns about the treatment of those detained at the border and the conditions in detention centers.
(Photo: BBC News)

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, and CBP – Deaths in Custody

June 18, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications of senior officials, including Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, related to the deaths of individuals detained by ICE and Border Patrol.