Entity: Customs and Border Protection

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Voter Fraud Task Forces, and Federal Law Enforcement

July 28, 2020
Our latest investigations into political appointees moving to permanent positions, the designation of "antifa" as a terrorist group, and state-level voter fraud task forces.

News Roundup: The Political Theater of ‘Operation Legend’

July 24, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the Trump administration has sought to distract from the rising death toll and dwindling medical stockpile with “Operation Legend."

American Oversight Sues ICE, CBP for Records of Deaths in Custody

July 23, 2020
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for the release of records that may shed light on the deaths of people in the custody of Trump administration immigration authorities.
(Photo: BBC World Service)

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

July 23, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning deaths of people in custody of immigration authorities, including compliance reviews, complaints, timelines and internal reports.

Investigations Update: Trump Administration’s Occupation of Portland, CDC Hospital Data, and the Republican Convention

July 21, 2020
Our latest investigations into allegations of misconduct at the State Department, the federal occupation of U.S. cities, and the ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf gives an interview on July 16 in Las Vegas

CBP Records Related to the Migration Crisis Action Team

July 21, 2020
Customs and Border Protection records from early 2017 related to the agency's "Migration Crisis Action Team."

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

July 20, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking SF-50s for political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from OPM regarding passing over preference eligibles.

The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Escalation of Aggression Against Portland Protesters

July 17, 2020
The federal government’s aggressive response to the past month and a half of protests escalated to a frightening new level this week.
Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Ore., on June 4, 2020 (Photo: Matthew Roth)

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Related to Federal Police, Use of Force Guidelines, and Deployment Orders at Protests

July 17, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records reflecting directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.