Entity: Department of Homeland Security

Audit the Wall: No Plans, Funding or Timeline — And No Wall

December 12, 2018
American Oversight's investigation into the administration’s preparations for fulfilling Trump's promise to build a border wall reveal it to be nothing more than a rhetorical tool.

American Oversight Sues Administration for Records of Family-Separation Policy

December 5, 2018
On Tuesday, American Oversight filed multiple lawsuits regarding the development and implementation of the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS – Family Separation Policy Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking records related to the Trump administration's family separation policy and communications with anti-immigrant groups.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Entities – Family Separation Policy Costs

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DOJ, EOIR, U.S. Marshals Service, HHS, ACF, CBP, USCIS, and OMB seeking records related to costs associated with the Trump administration's family separation policy.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Entities – Sessions Memo Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking communications containing specific search terms related to the administration's family separation policy and guidance on the zero-tolerance policy.

American Oversight Sues Federal Agencies for Evidence of Jared Kushner Personal Email Use

November 21, 2018
American Oversight today sued six federal agencies to uncover the extent of Jared Kushner's use of personal email for official governmental business. The suit comes the same week as news broke that his wife, Ivanka Trump, used personal email to conduct White House business on hundreds of occasions in 2017 — which White House officials only discovered when a May 2017 lawsuit filed by American Oversight sparked an internal review. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOD, HHS, DOJ, DHS, State, and Treasury

November 21, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, and the Department of the Treasury to uncover the extent of Jared Kushner’s personal email use. American Oversight’s suit follows a Washington Post report detailing Ivanka Trump’s use of personal email to conduct government business on hundreds of occasions in 2017.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding Ivanka Trump’s Use of Personal Email

November 20, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications with the agencies, the White House, and Ivanka Trump’s law firms regarding Ivanka Trump and her use of personal email.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Guidance on Border Militia and the Treatment of Immigrants

November 6, 2018
FOIA to DHS submitted along with the National Security Action seeking records of any guidance and communications with border officers regarding engagements or interactions with private militia or minutemen groups in border areas, the handling of unaccompanied children, policy memorandum signed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and provided to ICE regarding treatment of immigrants, and any guidance on the use of force against immigrants.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Guidance Related to the Migrant Caravan, Private Militias, and Treatment of Children

November 6, 2018
FOIA to ICE along with the National Security Action seeking guidance on the tracking of children after being separated from their parents, all guidance produced by DHS and provided to ICE officials regarding the handling of unaccompanied alien children, communications with private militias, and policy memorandum signed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and provided to ICE regarding treatment of immigrants.