Entity: Customs and Border Protection

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications with Trump Campaign Interests

August 30, 2019
FOIA Request to U.S Customs and Border Protections seeking communications from agency officials to President Trump’s reelection campaign or other interests supporting the president’s reelection.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications with We Build the Wall and Fisher Industries

August 28, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking communications between select CBP officers and private, crowd-funded efforts to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Records Relating to Confiscation of Immigrants’ Possessions

August 27, 2019
FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking guidance by CBP leadership to agents and officers regarding the possessions of immigrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

News Roundup: Political Appointees, Lobbyists and Those In Between

August 23, 2019
This week, we sued the VA for failing to preserve emails that top VA officials sent from personal email accounts to three members of Mar-a-Lago.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Guidance Regarding Visits of Congressional Members, Politicians, Federal Officials

August 21, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking guidance regarding how to manage and prepare for visits to immigration facilities by outside individuals including members of Congress, political candidates or officials, or federal inspectors.

News Roundup: Investigating the Administration’s Response to Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating the administration’s response to domestic terrorism and acts of violence.

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.

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.