Entity: Department of Homeland Security

News Roundup: Impeachment Report, Border Wall Contracts, and Pompeo’s Meeting with GOP Donors

December 6, 2019
Calling out the administration for failing "to produce a single document" to Congress, the Intelligence Committee's report cited the documents American Oversight obtained through FOIA litigation.

News Roundup: Thankful for FOIA

November 27, 2019
Mike Pompeo's phone calls with Rudy Giuliani, William Barr's meeting with Rupert Murdoch, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders's guest spot on Secretary Sonny Perdue's podcast.

News Roundup: Fiona Hill’s Warnings, Nikki Haley’s Emails, and Matt Bevin’s Stay at Trump’s Hotel

November 22, 2019
As we wait for the State Department to produce documents in our lawsuit for Ukraine-related records (Friday is their deadline), plenty has happened on Capitol Hill.
(Photo: Brookings Institution)

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications Between Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and Election Integrity Activists

November 22, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications between Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and individuals and groups focused on election integrity. Wolf’s official DHS biography indicated that he led efforts to “safeguard the U.S. electoral process.”

FOIA to DHS Seeking Records Related to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s Work Concerning the U.S. Electoral Process

November 22, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking records related to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s work concerning the U.S. electoral process. Wolf’s official DHS biography indicated that he led efforts to “safeguard the U.S. electoral process.”

FOIA to DHS Seeking Records Related to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s Meeting with Kris Kobach

November 22, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking records related to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s Meeting with Kris Kobach.

Rejection from ICE Regarding Custody Management Waiver Policies

November 18, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement rejected American Oversight's request for records relating to policies for approving waivers by Custody Management.

DHS Withheld Records Response Relating to DHS Order of Succession

November 18, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security stated that it had identified records responsive to American Oversight's request for records relating to the DHS order of succession, but that the agency would be withholding the records in their entirety.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Communications with US Attorney’s Office Regarding Federal Prosecution of State Court Judge

November 18, 2019
FOIA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking communications between senior agency officials and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts concerning federal prosecution of a Massachusetts state court judge for allegedly allowing a criminal defendant out the rear door of her courtroom to evade ICE detention.

News Roundup: Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

November 15, 2019
The latest on the impeachment inquiry, plus more on our investigations into Pompeo's political ambitions and threats to voting rights at the state level.