FOIA Number: DHS-19-0020

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

The Department of Homeland Security Doesn’t Know Where Trump Got Those Immigration Numbers, Either

June 27, 2019
DHS has confirmed that it has no records to back up extraordinary claims Trump made earlier this year about the cost and scope of illegal immigration.
Trump with former CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who is now acting secretary of homeland security, in 2018

No Records Response from DHS Regarding Emails About the Release of a Fact Sheet On Southern Border Terrorist Threat

February 27, 2019
No records response from the Department of Homeland Security regarding communications about the release of a "MYTH/FACT" press release that Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted in January 2019.

News Roundup: The Administration’s Misleading Claims About Terrorists at the Southern Border

January 11, 2019
American Oversight is investigating the administration's use of inflated crime statistics and false claims to bolster Trump's demand for a border wall.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications Regarding a DHS Press Release

January 10, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking all internal DHS email communications of the DHS officials specified below related to the publication of the press release, “MYTH/FACT: Known and Suspected Terrorists/Special Interest Aliens,” on January 7, 2019. This FOIA was submitted to determine if the administration has been misleading the public in order to justify funding for a border wall.