Entity: Customs and Border Protection

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

FOIA to CBP for Communications of Kevin McAleenan Containing Key Terms Related to Misrepresentation of Former Secretary Nielsen

June 27, 2019
FOIA to CBP for communications of former CBP Commissioner and current Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan’s communications containing key terms related to former Secretary Nielsen’s reported misrepresentations about the number of suspected terrorists crossing the U.S. border.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, and CBP – Treatment of Detainees

June 26, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Secretary, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection for records to shed light on the treatment of detainees, including transgender and pregnant detainees.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Photographs, Video, and Audio of Border Patrol Processing Centers

June 24, 2019
FOIA to Customs and Border Protection seeking photograph, video, and audio documentation of temporary processing centers run by the United States Border Patrol.

News Roundup: Hicks, Barr, Ross and Congressional Oversight

June 21, 2019
American Oversight is investigating the extent to which federal agencies are following the lead of the president in defying legislative branch oversight.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, and CBP – Conditions in Detention Centers

June 21, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against DHS, ICE, and CBP to shed light on conditions in migrant detention centers, as well as records related to various migrant children who died in U.S. custody.