Entity: Customs and Border Protection

CBP Communications With Fox News and Breitbart About Border Wall Construction

September 6, 2018
Communications between the Customs and Border Protection press office and Fox News and Breitbart about the construction of a border wall. In September 2018, we obtained Department of Homeland Security communications with members of Congress and their staffs about building and funding the border wall, including members of Congress advocating for contracts for specific companies.

CBP Response to Request Regarding Reassessing the SBInet Program

August 21, 2018
Customs and Border Patrol response to request about reassessing the SBInet program as part of building a wall on the southern border of the United States. This response links to documents in CBP's public FOIA reading room.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

August 13, 2018
FOIA to CBP 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.

DHS Communications With States About Border Wall

June 26, 2018
Communications between DHS/CBP and states (AZ, CA, NM, TX) regarding building a border wall/fence.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications About Family Separations at San Ysidro and Hidalgo Ports of Entry

June 20, 2018
FOIA seeking communications about family separation at ports of entry during specific date ranges.

New Lawsuit: Why Did CBP Use the Hashtag #CatchOfTheDay?

June 6, 2018
In October 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tweeted a photo of four undocumented men who were arrested by the agency and captioned it with the hashtag “#CatchOfTheDay,” a phrase typically used to describe freshly caught fish.

Complaint: American Oversight v. CBP – #CatchOftheDay

June 6, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to shed light on its use of a Twitter hashtag to publicize the arrest of undocumented immigrants. American Oversight also filed a lawsuit against DHS asking for the same information.

CBP, FWS, and BLM Records on Environmental Impact of Border Maintenance

April 23, 2018
Records from Customs and Border Protection, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management including communications and analyses related to the environmental impact of infrastructure maintenance and construction on border land.

New Lawsuit Seeks DHS Border Wall Emails with White House, Fox News, Border States

February 9, 2018
Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release emails relating to President Trump's proposed border wall sent between senior officials at the department and individuals in the White House, anti-immigration activist groups, and conservative media outlets including Breitbart and Fox News.  

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS – Border Wall Communications

February 9, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security seeking the release of records of communications between Department officials and Congress, the White House, border states, and outside groups regarding the construction of President Trump’s proposed border wall. This complaint is part of American Oversight’s Audit the Wall investigation.