Entity: Customs and Border Protection

Complaint: Ryo v. DHS, CBP, and ICE — Agency Data on Detainees

May 5, 2020
Lawsuit filed by Emily Ryo, represented by American Oversight, against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for agencies’ data regarding detainees, including information on detainees’ immigration case history.

News Roundup: Protecting the Right to Vote During a Pandemic

May 1, 2020
Like many things in today’s politics, mail-in voting has become a political flashpoint as the November election gets closer.

FOIA to CBP Regarding Alleged Federal Interference with States’ Orders of COVID-Response Supplies

April 29, 2020
FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection asking for decision memoranda and email communications related to the alleged seizure, rerouting, or interference with states' and hospitals' orders of COVID-response supplies.

FOIA to CBP for Records Regarding the Facial Recognition Software Company Clearview AI

April 28, 2020
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Control for records regarding the facial recognition software company Clearview AI, Inc.

FOIA to CBP for Communications with Representatives of the Facial Recognition Software Company Clearview AI

April 28, 2020
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Control for records reflecting communications with representatives of the facial recognition software company Clearview AI, Inc.

News Roundup: Miracle Drugs and Trump’s Alternate Reality

April 24, 2020
Trump has seemingly failed to learn that no amount of political spin can minimize his administration’s mismanaged pandemic response.

FOIA to CBP Seeking External Communications of Patrick Flanagan

April 21, 2020
FOIA to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seeking external email communications of CBP official Patrick Flanagan.

CBP Documents Regarding Roxsana Hernandez and Felipe Gómez Alonzo

April 15, 2020
Documentation from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding the processing of Roxsana Hernandez prior to her transfer to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and regarding the death of Felipe Gómez Alonzo in CBP custody.

No Records Response from CBP Regarding Federal Spending at Trump Properties

April 14, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding federal spending at Trump properties, including any guidance issued regarding the use of Trump properties for official business, as well as any expenses paid to Trump properties.

News Roundup: Corruption and Coronavirus

April 10, 2020
Trump is apparently counting on the public to be too distracted by the coronavirus to pay much attention to his continuing dictator-like purges of government officials and his brazen rejection of oversight.