Entity: Department of Homeland Security

News Roundup: The Administration’s Misleading Claims About Terrorists at the Southern Border

January 11, 2019
American Oversight is investigating the administration's use of inflated crime statistics and false claims to bolster Trump's demand for a border wall.

FOIA to DHS Regarding the Number of Immigrants on the U.S. List of Terrorists

January 10, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking records sufficient to identify the number of immigrants entering or attempting to enter the United States at ports of entry on the U.S. Mexico border whose names were on a federal government list of known or suspected terrorists in fiscal year 2018. This FOIA was submitted to determine if the administration has been misleading the public in order to justify funding for a border wall.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications Regarding Trump’s Immigration Speech

January 10, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking communications related to President Trump’s speech on January 8, 2019, regarding immigration and border security, including but not limited to any email communications with White House officials.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Talking Points Regarding “Terrorists” Apprehended at the Border

January 10, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking talking points regarding "terrorists" apprehended at the border to determine if the administration has been misleading the public in order to justify funding for a border wall.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications Regarding a DHS Press Release

January 10, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking all internal DHS email communications of the DHS officials specified below related to the publication of the press release, “MYTH/FACT: Known and Suspected Terrorists/Special Interest Aliens,” on January 7, 2019. This FOIA was submitted to determine if the administration has been misleading the public in order to justify funding for a border wall.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications Regarding “Terrorists” Apprehended at the Border

January 10, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking communications regarding "Terrorists" apprehended at the border to determine if the administration has been misleading the public in order to justify funding for a border wall.

FOIA to DHS Regarding the Decision to Dismantle the Extremism and Radicalization Branch

January 10, 2019
FOIA to DHS regarding the decision to dismantle the Extremism and Radicalization Branch within the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which scrutinizes right-wing extremism. This FOIA is seeking records of the number of intelligence analysts working on non-Islamic domestic terrorism threats.

How FEMA Learned from Ben Carson’s $31,000 Dining Set Purchase

December 20, 2018
The public outcry over HUD Secretary Carson’s office furniture likely dissuaded FEMA officials from similar spending sprees.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Jon Feere Communications with FAIR

December 20, 2018
FOIA to ICE seeking Jon Feere communications with FAIR.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications In Light of Hatch Act Guidance

December 20, 2018
FOIA to CBP seeking communications containing pro-Trump phrases to determine if the OSC's new Hatch Act guidance, which prohibits discussions of impeachment and resistance, also applies to pro-Trump speech.