FOIA Number: TX-DSHS-19-1309

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

In the Documents: Vaccines Expired in Detention Facility Fridge in Early 2019

May 21, 2020
Documents obtained by American Oversight reveal that 39 doses of a vaccine went bad when a refrigerator at an ICE-operated detention center in Texas failed in January 2019. 

Texas DSHS Communications Regarding Specified Illnesses at Rio Grande Detention Center for 2018-2019

November 20, 2019
Texas Department of State Health Services communications with ICE and private prison contractors about specified illnesses at Detention Centers. These records contain communications about MMR vaccines, border flu surveillance, and a GEO Group Warden not wanting to pay shipping on getting samples tested. These records are from 2018-2019

News Roundup: Court Chips Away at Trump Administration Obstruction

October 25, 2019
In response to our lawsuit, a judge ordered the Trump administration to begin releasing Ukraine-related documents by November 22.

FOIA to Texas Department of State Health Services for Emails with Federal Officials and Immigration Detention Contractors

October 22, 2019
FOIA to Texas Department of State Health Services seeking emails between federal officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as contractors operating immigrant detention and holding facilities.