Entity: Department of Homeland Security

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.

ICE Emails Regarding Roxsana Hernandez’s Detainee Death Review

May 15, 2020
Emails exchanged between Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers pertaining to conducting Roxsana Hernandez's detainee death review and distributing a redacted copy to the Honduran Ambassador.

No Records Response from DHS Regarding Spreadsheet Tracking of Hospitals’ Capacities and Needs

May 14, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for FEMA spreadsheets for tracking hospitals’ capacities and needs.

DHS Transcript of James McHenry’s Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony on Family Reunification in July 2018

May 14, 2020
Department of Homeland Security records of EOIR Director James McHenry's July 2018 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding family reunification efforts.

No Records Response from CBP Regarding the Facial Recognition Software Company Clearview AI

May 12, 2020
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for documents regarding the facial recognition software company Clearview AI, Inc.

Chaos, Confusion and Obfuscation at DHS Around Family Separation

May 12, 2020
Documents obtained by American Oversight provide further evidence of miscommunication and disorganization at the same time officials were issuing misleading public statements.

Rejection from CBP for Coronavirus Risk Assessments in Facilities

May 8, 2020
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rejected our request for risk assessments produced by or provided to CBP regarding the threat posed by coronavirus to its facilities, instead of providing links to publicly available information and standard CDC guidelines.

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

May 8, 2020
Every week seems to bring a new example of President Donald Trump’s disdain — or fear — of independent oversight.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Directives Regarding Inspection of Imported Abortion Medications

May 8, 2020
FOIA to the Customs and Border Protection seeking directives regarding inspection of imported abortion medications.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications about Self-Managed Abortion

May 8, 2020
FOIA to the Customs and Border Protection seeking communications about self-managed abortion.