FOIA Number: DHS-18-0694

News Roundup: Sham Audits and the Fruits of Disinformation

May 27, 2021
American Oversight's fight for transparency in the Arizona Senate's sham "audit" of ballots cast in Maricopa County continued this week, with the court on Thursday scheduling an oral argument for July 7 in our lawsuit seeking the release of planning documents and records of related communications.

Former Trump Administration Official Gene Hamilton’s Contacts with Far-Right Anti-Immigration Groups

May 6, 2021
Hamilton, who was involved in some of the administration’s harshest immigration policies, has maintained his close connection to former White House aide Stephen Miller.
Left to Right: Stephen Miller and Gene Hamilton.

How Members of Anti-Immigrant Extremist Groups Have Worked Closely with — and Joined — the Trump Administration

November 18, 2020
From arranging meetings to collaborating on policy, anti-immigrant groups appear frequently in records obtained by American Oversight, revealing their influence in an administration that has instituted the most restrictive anti-immigration measures in decades.

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.

DHS Records Regarding Communications with Outside Anti-Immigrant Groups

January 15, 2020
Records received from the Department of Homeland Security regarding communications with outside anti-immigrant groups containing terms related to family separation.

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.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

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.

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.