FOIA Number: DHS-19-0194

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)

Lawsuit Seeks Records to Shed Light on Deaths of Detainees in DHS Custody

June 18, 2019
At least seven migrant children have died while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection, raising concerns about the treatment of those detained at the border and the conditions in detention centers.
(Photo: BBC News)

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, and CBP – Deaths in Custody

June 18, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications of senior officials, including Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, related to the deaths of individuals detained by ICE and Border Patrol.

Records from DHS Relating to Nielsen’s Statements Regarding Deaths in DHS Custody

March 18, 2019
American Oversight requested records from DHS relating to Kirstjen Nielsen's statements regarding deaths in DHS Custody. DHS provided American Oversight with Nielsen’s written testimony for the House Judiciary Committee.  American Oversight sought these records to shed light on DHS's treatment of vulnerable detainees, including actions DHS officials have taken to address serious threats to the life of people DHS has detained.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Records Related to Nielsen’s Statements Regarding Deaths in Custody

February 8, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking records related to Secretary Nielsen's statements and testimony regarding deaths in DHS custody.