Entity: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

American Oversight Sues for Records of Federal Protest Crackdown

August 7, 2020
The lawsuit seeks documents detailing the use of force to suppress protests in Lafayette Square and beyond, including the role of Attorney General Barr.
(Photo: Rosa Pineda)

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, DOD and NGB – Federal Deployment Orders and Use of Force Guidelines at Protests

August 7, 2020
American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Defense, and the National Guard Bureau for records reflecting directives, assessments, and deployment orders regarding federal law enforcement response to protests. This lawsuit also seeks guidance given to federal forces regarding self-identification and display of badges when responding to demonstrations, as well as use-of-force guidelines.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Operation Legend Arrest Data

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking documents regarding arrests performed by personnel deployed as part of the DOJ's Operation Legend.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Numbers of Personnel Deployed in Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking records regarding the number of federal personnel deployed to American cities as part of Operation Legend.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Documents Reflecting Violent-Crime Reduction Strategy of DOJ’s Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA records requests to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking directives and guidance regarding any strategy by which DOJ’s Operation Legend would reduce violent crime.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Directives Related to DOJ’s Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security seeking directives and guidance regarding the implementation of DOJ’s Operation Legend in American cities.

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Voter Fraud Task Forces, and Federal Law Enforcement

July 28, 2020
Our latest investigations into political appointees moving to permanent positions, the designation of "antifa" as a terrorist group, and state-level voter fraud task forces.

No Records Response from ICE Regarding Interagency MOU Agreements on Protest Surveillance

July 28, 2020
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for interagency Memorandum of Understanding agreements on sharing data regarding recent protests.

American Oversight Sues ICE, CBP for Records of Deaths in Custody

July 23, 2020
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for the release of records that may shed light on the deaths of people in the custody of Trump administration immigration authorities.
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Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, CBP, ICE – Deaths in DHS Custody

July 23, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning deaths of people in custody of immigration authorities, including compliance reviews, complaints, timelines and internal reports.