Entity: Customs and Border Protection

Audit the Wall: No Plans, Funding or Timeline — And No Wall

December 12, 2018
American Oversight's investigation into the administration’s preparations for fulfilling Trump's promise to build a border wall reveal it to be nothing more than a rhetorical tool.

American Oversight Sues Administration for Records of Family-Separation Policy

December 5, 2018
On Tuesday, American Oversight filed multiple lawsuits regarding the development and implementation of the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS – Family Separation Policy Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking records related to the Trump administration's family separation policy and communications with anti-immigrant groups.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Entities – Sessions Memo Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking communications containing specific search terms related to the administration's family separation policy and guidance on the zero-tolerance policy.

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.