Entity: Department of Homeland Security

FOIA to DHS Seeking Leadership Communications About Food Shortage Predictions

July 6, 2020
FOIA to Department of Homeland Security seeking leadership’s communications about potential and actual food shortages.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Food Supply Chain Task Force’s Records

July 6, 2020
FOIA to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking the records of a publicly reported Food Supply Chain Task Force.

Complaint: Ryo v. DHS and USCIS – Naturalization Data

July 1, 2020
Lawsuit filed by Emily Ryo, represented by American Oversight, against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for agencies’ naturalization data.

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Related to Unidentified Federal Police, Use of Force Guidelines, and Deployment Orders at Protests

June 25, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records reflecting directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.

FOIA to DHS for “VIP Updates” Provided to the Covid-19 Supply Chain Task Force

June 25, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security asking for a "VIP updates" spreadsheet and other records used to prioritize information provided to the Covid-19 Supply Chain Task Force by associates of President Donald Trump or White House adviser Jared Kushner.

American Oversight Sues ICE for Family-Separation Memos

June 24, 2020
Our investigation into the Trump administration’s family-separation policy has uncovered evidence of chaos, confusion, and obfuscation surrounding the policy's planning and implementation.

American Oversight v. DHS and ICE – Requested Memos on Family Separation

June 24, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for policy memos regarding enforcement, zero tolerance, or family separation. The records were referenced in an email sent by ICE’s then-chief of staff Thomas Blank in late January 2019.

American Oversight v. DHS and ICE – Requested Memos on Family Separation

June 24, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for policy memos regarding enforcement, zero tolerance, or family separation. The records were referenced in an email sent by ICE’s then-chief of staff Thomas Blank in late January 2019.

News Roundup: The Administration’s Failure to Confront Two National Crises

June 19, 2020
The Trump administration's responses to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and to nationwide protests against systemic racism in law enforcement have been both harmful and insufficient.