Entity: Department of Homeland Security

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

Documents Reveal New Information About 2017 CBP Media Efforts

June 13, 2019
In 2017, Kevin McAleenan tried to make himself the “public representative" of the administration's border wall and counter-immigration policies, and CBP officials responded quickly to a FOIA request about dehumanizing language.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications between Acting Secretary McAleenan and the White House regarding President Trump’s Reported Offer of a Pardon

June 13, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking communications related to President Trump’s April 2019 meeting with Acting DHS Sec McAleenan, in which President Trump allegedly offered to pardon Mr. McAleenan if he were prosecuted for illegally closing the U.S.-Mexico border.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications Between Agency Lawyers and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking communications between agency lawyers and the White House in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist congressional oversight.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Guidance Regarding Congressional Oversight Requests and Subpoenas

June 10, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking guidance from the White House or agency leadership regarding the agency's responses to congressional oversight requests and subpoenas.

News Roundup: Investigating Outside Influence and Political Appointments at the State Department

June 7, 2019
American Oversight filed numerous FOIA requests for records of outside influence on American foreign policy and information about a high-level appointee.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications with Private Anti-Immigration Groups

May 29, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications with private anti-immigration groups.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Further Communications with Private Anti-Immigration Groups

May 29, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security seeking additional communications with private anti-immigration groups.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing Shows and No-Shows

May 24, 2019
Ben Carson, Diane Auer Jones, and Don McGahn's empty chair
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to DHS Seeking Records Related to the Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention

May 21, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking records demonstrating the structure, staffing, and funding for the newly announced Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention.