Entity: DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement

American Oversight ‘Will Get Those Documents’: ICE Must Redo Records Search and Release Requested Records Related to Deaths in Custody

September 19, 2023
“ICE loses on each challenged exemption,” the court ruled in American Oversight’s lawsuit for documents that could shed further light on conditions and procedures in immigration detention.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, CBP, and USCIS — Communications with Anti-Immigration Groups

May 17, 2023
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and Citizenship and Immigration Services seeking to compel the release of communications from political appointees to anti-immigrant groups concerning Migrant Protection Protocols.

FOIA to CBP for Communications of Former Border Protection Agent Mike Banks

March 6, 2023
FOIA request to Customs and Border Protection for communications of former Customs and Border Protection Agent Mike Banks.

ICE Records Released in Response to Request for Records Regarding the Office of Immigration Detention Ombudsman

November 2, 2022
Records released by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Detention in response to American Oversight’s request for records, including organizational charts and directives, about the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman.

American Oversight Obtains April and May 2020 ICE Covid-19 Protocol for Deportations

October 19, 2022
During the early months of the pandemic, ICE deported thousands of migrants, often without taking proper safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among migrants or in the destination countries.

DHS Records Released in Response to Request for Records Regarding the Trump Administration’s Suspension of Trusted Traveler Programs

September 23, 2022
Records released by the Department of Homeland Security in response to American Oversight’s request for records regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to suspend Trusted Traveler Programs.

DHS Records of Calendars for Senior Staff

September 20, 2022
Calendars for Barbara Gonzalez, the assistant director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Partnerships and Engagements, where she oversees the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office. VOICE was created by the Trump administration in early 2017 to document stories of crime committed by undocumented immigrants.

ICE Records Released in Response to Request for Communications Involving Employees or Representatives of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

September 19, 2022
Records released by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in response to American Oversight’s request for communications involving any employee or representative of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

Judge Orders ICE to Preserve Former Trump Officials’ Mobile Devices in American Oversight Records Lawsuit

September 1, 2022
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must preserve in their present condition the mobile devices of seven former Trump administration officials, a federal judge ruled Thursday in the ongoing suit brought by American Oversight and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts seeking the release of records related to the federal criminal prosecution of a state court judg

ICE Admits to Practice of Deleting Senior Officials’ Text Messages During Trump Administration

August 19, 2022
ICE has said that it instructed Trump administration personnel to wipe their agency-issued cell phones when leaving their posts — a practice that persisted even after it received public records requests for senior officials’ texts regarding an ongoing federal criminal investigation.