FOIA Number: DOJ-18-0367

In Emails, Jeff Sessions Praised ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Policy That Separated Migrant Families

October 6, 2021
American Oversight obtained emails sent in June 2018 in which then-Attorney General Sessions praised the policy’s results and discussed religious justifications for one of the Trump administration’s cruelest anti-immigration measures.

DOJ Records Concerning Specific Immigration-Related Court Cases

September 28, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice regarding specific immigration-related court cases in response to American Oversight's request for communications concerning family separation.

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.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Entities – Sessions Memo Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking communications containing specific search terms related to the administration's family separation policy and guidance on the zero-tolerance policy.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications About Family Separation Policy

June 20, 2018
FOIA to DOJ asking for communications regarding family separation, including terms like "American Academy of Pediatrics," "family," "parent," and "pediatrics."