Entity: DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, CBP, and USCIS — Communications with Anti-Immigration Groups

May 17, 2023
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and Citizenship and Immigration Services seeking to compel the release of communications from political appointees to anti-immigrant groups concerning Migrant Protection Protocols.

In the Documents: Records Obtained by American Oversight Related to Trump Ally and Border Wall-Building Efforts

January 27, 2023
A company with ties to the Trump administration recently won a massive state contract to build parts of a border wall.

In the Documents: Records from Trump-Era DHS Highlight Disorganization Around Family Separation

December 15, 2022
Records obtained by American Oversight from DHS related to the Trump administration’s family-separation policy provide further evidence of the lack of adequate planning with regard to reuniting children with family members.

DHS Records Released in Response to Request for Photos, Video and Audio of Texas Detainment Facilities

September 1, 2022
Records released by DHS in response to American Oversight’s request for photographs, videos, and audio recordings of facilities holding migrants in McAllen and Clint, Texas.

CBP Records Related to the Migration Crisis Action Team

August 19, 2022
Customs and Border Protection records from early 2017 related to the agency's "Migration Crisis Action Team."

FOIA to ICE for Communications Between ICE and B.I. Incorporated Regarding Home Curfew Pilot Program

June 29, 2022
FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for communications between ICE officials and staff from B.I. Incorporated and/or GEO Group regarding the 120-day “home curfew” pilot program in Baltimore and Houston.

CBP Communications with Representatives of We Build the Wall

May 6, 2022
Records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in response to American Oversight’s request for communications with select CBP officers and representatives of We Build the Wall, a crowd-funded effort to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

DHS Records Released in Response to Request for Records Relating to Legal Representation for Those Subject to the Remain in Mexico Program

April 27, 2022
Records released by the Department of Homeland Security in response to American Oversight’s request for records demonstrating how the government is addressing the legal difficulties posed to those affected by the Trump administration’s policy of forcing immigrants to remain in Mexico while their claims are processed, as well as any documents reflecting changes to the program pursuant to judicial orders.

FOIA to CBP for Raw Photos, Audio Recordings, and Video Footage of Facility Tour of Central Processing Center

April 5, 2022
FOIA to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seeking all unedited photographs, audio recordings, and video footage taken, collected, or reviewed in connection with video released by CBP of a facility tour of Central Processing Center (Ursula) in McAllen, TX on or around June 17, 2018.