FOIA Number: DHS-18-0360

DHS Records Relating to Family Separation from 2017 to 2019

March 15, 2023
Records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relating to family separation from 2017 to 2019. These records include communications about credible fear, asylum, and budget concerns, as well as emails regarding visits to detention centers by Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley regarding family separation.

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.

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

American Oversight Sues Administration for Records of Family-Separation Policy

December 5, 2018
On Tuesday, American Oversight filed multiple lawsuits regarding the development and implementation of the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Entities – Sessions Memo Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking communications containing specific search terms related to the administration's family separation policy and guidance on the zero-tolerance policy.

FOIA to DHS, ICE, CBP and USCIS Seeking Communications Regarding Family Separation or Sen. Merkley Visit to Detention Facility

June 20, 2018
FOIA to DHS, ICE, CBP and USCIS seeking communications regarding Sen. Merkley's visit, American Academy of Pediatrics and other interest groups regarding family separation.