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

FOIA to DHS Seeking CBP Communications Related to Migrant Protection Protocols

May 26, 2021
FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking communication records related to the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the 'Remain in Mexico' program.

New Details About Trump-Era Efforts to Block Pregnant Minors in Immigration Detention from Accessing Abortions

May 6, 2021
Emails provide new information about the 2017 Jane Doe abortion case, and show top officials in the Office of Refugee and Resettlement keeping track of pregnancies and personally intervening in another pregnant teen's case.

FOIA to DHS Regarding Allegations that CBP Staged a Human Trafficking Incident Filmed by CNN

April 27, 2021
FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking communications related to CNN footage purportedly showing a human trafficker ferrying migrants across the Rio Grande at an area of the river controlled by CBP. A former border patrol agent has since claimed that the event may have been staged for the media.

CBP 2017 Calendars for Kevin McAleenan and Carla Provost

April 20, 2021
Calendar records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection for former Secretary Kevin McAleenan and former Chief Carla Provost. These records include calendar entries from 2017.

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.