Entity: DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review

FOIA to DOJ Regarding EOIR ‘Returned Notice’ Hearings at San Francisco Immigration Court

December 2, 2021
Public records request to the Department of Justice seeking records regarding increased instances of hearings at the San Francisco Immigration Court for immigrants whose mailed notices were returned undeliverable, leading to in absentia deportations.

Records Request to DOJ Regarding EOIR Officials’ Calendars, External Communications, and Policy Memoranda

November 22, 2021
FOIA request the U.S. Department of Justices seeking records regarding calendars, communications with external groups, and policy memoranda for David Wetmore and Tracy Short — both high-ranking officials at the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Why Biden Can Hire Better for Immigration Review

October 27, 2021
American Oversight obtained records showing that judges hired by the Executive Office of Immigration Review under the Trump administration mostly came from enforcement backgrounds — a pattern that has also emerged in the Biden administration.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking EOIR Hiring Documents Concerning Immigration Judge O’Brien

July 16, 2021
FOIA request to the Executive Office for Immigration Review seeking the hiring documents of Immigration Judge Matthew O'Brien, who previously worked for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

FOIA to OPM and EOIR Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

June 14, 2021
FOIA to the Office of Personnel Management and the Executive Office for Immigration Review seeking records for political appointees converting to career status, including resumes and SF-50 forms.

FOIA to EOIR Seeking Communications of Tracy Short

May 25, 2021
FOIA request to the Executive Office for Immigration Review seeking communications of Chief Judge Tracy Short. This request was filed as part of our investigation into agency "burrowing."

EOIR Records Regarding Family Separation from May 2018

December 9, 2020
Executive Office for Immigration Review records in response to American Oversight's request for communications regarding the cost of the family separation policy.

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Medicaid Block Grants, and Pennsylvania County Election Certifications

December 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into troubling appointments, Oklahoma’s withdrawn block grant waiver application, and the administration’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census apportionment.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short

November 17, 2020
FOIA request to multiple agencies for records regarding the appointment of Tracy Short as Chief Immigration Judge, including SF-50 forms and resumes.

News Roundup: The Real Dangers

October 8, 2020
Trump’s three-day stay at the hospital and the outbreak at the White House have done little to moderate his antagonistic politics or even make him take the pandemic seriously.