FOIA Number: DHS-18-0361

Withheld Records Response from DHS Regarding Family Separation and Communications with Anti-Immigration Activists

August 17, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security stated it is withholding 17 pages of responsive records to American Oversight's request for documents regarding family separation and immigration policies including communications between anti-immigration activists.

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.
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News Roundup: Trump’s Enthusiastic Support for New Drug Raises Questions

September 6, 2019
Investigating the administration's approval of Spravato, Trump's potential campaign-finance violations, and the promotion of Trump properties.
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News Roundup: Remain in Mexico’s Harmful Effects and Trump’s Dangerous Impatience

August 30, 2019
Immigration officials frequently don't offer language assistance to asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico, and Trump's rush for a border wall before 2020 raises concerns.

DHS Records Regarding Family Separation and Communications with Anti-Immigration Activists

July 11, 2019
Records from the Department of Homeland Security regarding family separation and immigration policies including communications between anti-immigration activists and officials such as Ronald Vitiello, Barbara Gonzalez, and Frank Wuco.

DHS Communications with Anti-Immigration Groups and Kris Kobach

June 25, 2019
Records from the Department of Homeland Security in response to American Oversight's request for communications with anti-immigration advocates as well as Kris Kobach, former Secretary of the State of Kansas. 

USCIS Records of Communications Regarding Family Separation

May 9, 2019
Communications of Senior Officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding family separation and immigration.

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. DHS – Family Separation Policy Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking records related to the Trump administration's family separation policy and communications with anti-immigrant groups.