FOIA Number: DHS-19-1399

DHS Records of Directives, Training Materials, and Statistics Regarding Credible Fear Interviews

June 6, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in response to American Oversight’s request for records regarding the Credible Fear Pilot Program, including directives and training materials. These records also include statistics on credible fear interviews conducted by federal law enforcement.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS and USCIS – Credible Fear Interviews

March 5, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for records, including instructions, training materials, or statistics on interview determinations, regarding the transfer of responsibility for conducting credible fear interviews for asylum seekers from USCIS asylum officers to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement agents.

NRR from CBP Regarding Materials Used to Train Border Patrol Agents to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews

January 15, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated it had no records of materials used to train border patrol agents to conduct credible fear interviews. The agency also stated that the material, if it exists, would be under the purview of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

News Roundup: Ukraine-Related Documents, Hurdles for Asylum-Seekers, and Chad Wolf’s Involvement in Family Separation

November 8, 2019
The latest on impeachment and on our investigations into the administration's immigration policies.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Training Materials Regarding Credible Fear Interviews

November 8, 2019
FOIA to Department of Homeland Security asking for materials used to train border patrol agents to conduct credible fear interviews.