Entity: Customs and Border Protection

FOIA to CBP for Reports Produced by Migration Crisis Action Team

August 8, 2019
FOIA to Customs and Border Protection for all reports produced by its Migration Crisis Action Team since January 2017.

News Roundup: “Remain in Mexico,” New Lawsuits, and Trump’s Friend Tom Barrack

August 2, 2019
Documents we uncovered show that a question asking asylum-seekers whether they had fear of being returned to Mexico was scrapped before the new Remain in Mexico policy was finalized.

CBP Records Related to the Migration Crisis Action Team

July 31, 2019
Customs and Border Protection records from early 2017 related to the agency's "Migration Crisis Action Team."

News Roundup: Investigating the Fallout from Spring’s DHS Shakeup

July 19, 2019
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress this week, with lawmakers confronting him about the poor conditions at migrant detention centers.

FOIA to CBP for Photos, Video, and Audio of Texas Detention Facilities

July 18, 2019
FOIA to Customs and Border Protection for photographs, videos, and audio recordings of facilities holding migrants in McAllen and Clint, Texas.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Officers Communications and Photos Surrounding Reported Detention and Monitoring of Journalists

July 16, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking communications of officers that reportedly detained or monitored journalists at ports of entry or along the U.S. border with Mexico.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Official Guidance Concerning Detention, Treatment, and Monitoring of Journalists

July 16, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking leadership guidance concerning the treatment, tracking, monitoring, or detention of journalists in light of numerous reports that journalists have been repeatedly subjected to screening and potential harassment.

DHS Photographs of CBP’s Central Processing Station “Ursula” in McAllen, Texas

June 28, 2019
Photographs from U.S. Customs and Border Protections of CBP's central processing station "Ursula" located in McAllen, Texas.

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

The Department of Homeland Security Doesn’t Know Where Trump Got Those Immigration Numbers, Either

June 27, 2019
DHS has confirmed that it has no records to back up extraordinary claims Trump made earlier this year about the cost and scope of illegal immigration.
Trump with former CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who is now acting secretary of homeland security, in 2018