Entity: DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement

American Oversight v. DHS and ICE – Requested Memos on Family Separation

June 24, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for policy memos regarding enforcement, zero tolerance, or family separation. The records were referenced in an email sent by ICE’s then-chief of staff Thomas Blank in late January 2019.

American Oversight v. DHS and ICE – Requested Memos on Family Separation

June 24, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for policy memos regarding enforcement, zero tolerance, or family separation. The records were referenced in an email sent by ICE’s then-chief of staff Thomas Blank in late January 2019.

News Roundup: The Administration’s Failure to Confront Two National Crises

June 19, 2020
The Trump administration's responses to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and to nationwide protests against systemic racism in law enforcement have been both harmful and insufficient.

American Oversight Sues ICE for Records of Detention Center Complaints

June 18, 2020
As cases surge in immigration detention facilities, American Oversight is suing Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records related to grievances filed at various centers since March.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS and ICE – Filed Detention Facility Grievances Since March 2020

June 18, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for records concerning filed grievances at six detention center facilities since March 2020, including grievance logs and documents reflecting grievance-related final adjudications or written responses made by ICE personnel or ICE contractors.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Assessments on Coronavirus Risk Posed by Use of Tear Gas and Mass Arrests

June 11, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking assessments or reports on the risk of coronavirus posed by the use of tear gas or other chemical irritants, crowd control techniques, and mass arrests and detention.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Interagency MOU Agreements Regarding Protest Surveillance

June 10, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking interagency Memorandum of Understanding agreements on data sharing regarding protests.

FOIA to Multiple Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding Tracking of Protesters

June 10, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking databases or other documents used to track or surveil protesters and guidance or directives regarding the surveillance of protesters.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Directives on Detention Releases

June 9, 2020
FOIA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking directives on detention releases that have the potential to shed light on the policies and procedures that govern releases from immigrant detention centers during the coronavirus pandemic.