FOIA Number: DHS-19-1400

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

September 25, 2020
Records from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Records of directives and training materials regarding the Credible Fear Pilot Program. These records also include statistics on credible fear interviews conducted by federal law enforcement spanning from July 2019 to March 2020.

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.

No Records Response from CBP Regarding Credible Fear Interview Outcomes

January 15, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated it had no records created between April 1, 2019 and January 14, 2020 sufficient to identify the outcomes of credible fear interviews.

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 Data Regarding Credible Fear Interview Determinations

November 8, 2019
FOIA to Department of Homeland Security asking for statistics on determinations from credible fear interviews.