Entity: Department of Homeland Security

New Lawsuit: Why Did CBP Use the Hashtag #CatchOfTheDay?

June 6, 2018
In October 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tweeted a photo of four undocumented men who were arrested by the agency and captioned it with the hashtag “#CatchOfTheDay,” a phrase typically used to describe freshly caught fish.

Complaint: American Oversight v. CBP – #CatchOftheDay

June 6, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to shed light on its use of a Twitter hashtag to publicize the arrest of undocumented immigrants. American Oversight also filed a lawsuit against DHS asking for the same information.

DHS Records Related to Secretary Kelly and the Wall

June 6, 2018
Records from DHS related to the Congressional testimony of DHS Secretary Kelly. In June 2018, we received additional DHS materials related to Kelly's HSGAC hearing.

CBP Communications With Fox News and Breitbart About Border Wall Construction

May 23, 2018
Communications between the Customs and Border Protection press office and Fox News and Breitbart about the construction of a border wall.

DHS Communications With States About Border Wall

May 21, 2018
Communications between DHS/CBP and states (AZ, CA, NM, TX) regarding building a border wall/fence.

FOIA to DHS Regarding School Discipline Guidance and Secretary DeVos’ Safety Commission.

May 2, 2018
FOIA to DHS seeking communications regarding the establishment or activities of the School Safety Commission, the Obama administration’s guidance on school discipline, GAO report “K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities," or racial disparities in school discipline policies between Security Kirstjen Nielsen and others her office.

FOIA to DHS Regarding Nondisclosure Agreements and Restrictions on Appointees

May 1, 2018
FOIA to DHS seeking communications concerning actual or potential limitations on the ability of current or former federal employees to communicate with Congress between the White House and appointees.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Restrictions on Communications with Congress

May 1, 2018
FOIA seeking all DHS forms, policies, instructions, or agreements provided to DHS employees or otherwise implemented since January 20, 2017 that reference communications with Congress, including those with either non-disclosure or non-disparagement provisions, and including all modifications, rescissions, or other changes. This FOIA is also seeking other records related to restriction of communications.

Records From DHS Regarding SBInet Program

April 30, 2018
Records in response to our litigation seeking records related to the decision to initiate a reassessment of the SBInet program.

CBP, FWS, and BLM Records on Environmental Impact of Border Maintenance

April 23, 2018
Records from Customs and Border Protection, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management including communications and analyses related to the environmental impact of infrastructure maintenance and construction on border land.