Entity: Customs and Border Protection

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

Documents Reveal New Information About 2017 CBP Media Efforts

June 13, 2019
In 2017, Kevin McAleenan tried to make himself the “public representative" of the administration's border wall and counter-immigration policies, and CBP officials responded quickly to a FOIA request about dehumanizing language.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing Shows and No-Shows

May 24, 2019
Ben Carson, Diane Auer Jones, and Don McGahn's empty chair
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

News Roundup: Casinos and Questions

May 10, 2019
Climate change, the Mueller report, and three new lawsuits.
Donald Trump and Matt Schlapp in 2018 (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Officials’ Calendars

April 1, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against several agencies seeking calendars following previous request for senior officials' calendars. Some of the requests are seeking calendars from mid-2018 and others' date back to the beginning of the administration.

Investigating Stephen Miller’s Communications with Government Agencies

March 20, 2019
American Oversight today filed a lawsuit to shed light on White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller’s influence across the federal government.
(Photo: George Skidmore)

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, DOJ, HHS, and State – Stephen Miller Communications

March 20, 2019
American Oversight sued DHS, DOJ, HHS, and State for senior adviser Stephen Miller’s communications to shed light on his influence across the federal government.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records of Reimbursements Prior to the Government Shutdown

February 7, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records of reimbursements given to appointees to expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel from before the 35-day government shutdown.

FOIA to CBP Regarding Migrant Protection Protocols

January 31, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking records relating to changes to asylum processing related to the Migrant Protection Protocol.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records of Reimbursements During the Government Shutdown

January 28, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records of reimbursements given to appointees to expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel during the government shutdown.