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

Emails Reveal DOJ Official’s Close Working Relationship with Stephen Miller at Height of Family Separations

January 29, 2021
In January, the Justice Department inspector general released a damning report on the Trump administration’s family separation policy and the involvement of top agency officials.

Records Highlight Difference in Trump Administration’s Response to Racial Justice Protests and Attack on Capitol

January 19, 2021
American Oversight obtained documents that shed light on the aggressive response to protests as well as the lack of coordination between federal and local officials regarding the politicized Operation Legend program.

Documents Show Further Details of Stephen Miller’s Efforts to Push Anti-Immigrant Policies

December 24, 2020
American Oversight obtained another set of communications that reveal more about Stephen Miller’s work with the Justice Department promoting anti-immigrant policies, including family separation.

New Details About the Work of Former DHS Official Who Left Administration Because of White Nationalist Ties

December 15, 2020
According to documents American Oversight obtained, Ian M. Smith worked on immigration issues, including budgetary matters surrounding separated children and deportation relief for Guatemalans in the U.S.

CBP Data and Communications on Apprehensions and Custody from January to March 2017

December 7, 2020
Records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection of data and communications regarding apprehensions, custody, and processing from January to March 2017. These records were received in response to American Oversight's request for agency records from early 2017 related to the “Migration Crisis Action Team” or “MCAT.”

How Members of Anti-Immigrant Extremist Groups Have Worked Closely with — and Joined — the Trump Administration

November 18, 2020
From arranging meetings to collaborating on policy, anti-immigrant groups appear frequently in records obtained by American Oversight, revealing their influence in an administration that has instituted the most restrictive anti-immigration measures in decades.

FOIA to CBP for Records of Expenses from Trips to Swing States

November 13, 2020
FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking records reflecting expenses incurred from trips of top officials to swing states in the run-up to the 2020 election.

News Roundup: Out of Control

October 30, 2020
The pandemic continues to hit new case records, and the Trump administration is finding new ways to flout longstanding ethics requirements.

Open Questions About Trump Administration Policies

October 29, 2020
The tragically botched pandemic response and devastating practice of separating immigrant families are just some of the Trump administration’s actions that bear further scrutiny.

News Roundup: Restricting the Vote

October 15, 2020
As the election draws nearer, political observers are increasingly turning attention to poll results in states across the country. But of course, poll numbers don’t mean much if ballots aren’t counted — or if people can’t vote in the first place.