Entity: Department of Homeland Security

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

No Records Response from DHS Seeking Communications with the White House Regarding Trump’s Reported Offer of a Pardon

August 13, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security stated that it had no records of communications between Acting Secretary McAleenan and the White House regarding a April 2019 meeting in which President Trump' allegedly offered to pardon Mr. McAleenan is he were prosecuted for illegally closing the U.S.-Mexico border.

FOIA to FEMA Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

August 13, 2019
FOIA to Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking all communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.

FOIA to FEMA Seeking Calendars of Official in Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

August 13, 2019
FOIA to Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking all calendars or calendar entries of meetings with officials from the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives.

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.

New Lawsuit in Investigation of Trump Administration’s Cuts to Funding for Combating Domestic Terrorism

August 8, 2019
Today, American Oversight sued DHS for the calendars and emails of Trump appointee Katharine Gorka to learn whether her ties to anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups have influenced federal policy.

American Oversight v. DHS – Gorka’s Calendars and Emails 

August 8, 2019
American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for Customs and Border Protection press secretary Katharine Gorka’s calendars and emails. American Oversight sought these records to shed light on Gorka’s ties to groups such as the Council on Global Security, the Threat Knowledge Group, and the Westminster Institute.

FOIA to DHS and CBP Seeking Communications with Fisher Industries

August 8, 2019
FOIA to Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection seeking records reflecting communications between agency leadership and individuals associated with Fisher Industries.

FOIA to DHS and CBP Seeking Communications with the White House about Fisher Industries

August 8, 2019
FOIA to Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection seeking records reflecting communications between agency leadership and the White House regarding Fisher Industries and We Build the Wall.

FOIA to ICE for Photographs of Cibola Detention Facility

August 8, 2019
FOIA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for photographs, videos and audio recordings of the Cibola facility in New Mexico, which houses a unit of transgender women detainees.