Topic: Immigration

Documents Reveal New Information About 2017 CBP Media Efforts

June 13, 2019
In 2017, Kevin McAleenan tried to make himself the “public representative" of the administration's border wall and counter-immigration policies, and CBP officials responded quickly to a FOIA request about dehumanizing language.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications Concerning Proposed “Verification of Eligible Status” Rule

June 7, 2019
FOIA to HUD seeking communications concerning HUD's proposed rule to exclude undocumented immigrants from residing in federally-subsidized housing and the rule's potential impact on legal resident and citizen children.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing Shows and No-Shows

May 24, 2019
Ben Carson, Diane Auer Jones, and Don McGahn's empty chair
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to ACF Seeking Records Related to Reports of Sexual Abuse at the Office of Refugee Resettlement

May 20, 2019
FOIA to ACF seeking records relating to any reports of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

FOIA to ACF Seeking Regarding the Office of Refugee Resettlement Hotline Call Center

May 20, 2019
FOIA to ACF seeking records relating to calls to the Office of Refugee Resettlement hotline.

American Oversight and ACLU of Massachusetts Sue DHS for Border Security Plan

April 24, 2019
Two months after Trump declared a national emergency, and four months after it was sent to Congress, the analysis has still not been made public.

Complaint: American Oversight and ACLU Massachusetts v. DHS – Border Security Plan

April 23, 2019
American Oversight and the ACLU of Massachusetts sued the Department of Homeland Security to compel the release of a border security plan submitted to Congress in December 2018.

CBP Records Regarding #CatchOfTheDay Hashtag

March 29, 2019
Customs and Border Protection records relating to social media strategy. American Oversight sought these documents after CBP used #CatchOfTheDay to publicize individuals taken into custody by the agency.

Two Years of American Oversight

March 13, 2019
American Oversight opened its doors two years ago today to hold the Trump administration accountable. See what we've uncovered through FOIA, litigation, and investigations into corruption in the administration.

News Roundup: Citizenship, the Census and the Constitution

February 15, 2019
The Supreme Court will consider the inclusion of a citizenship question on the census, Trump declares a national emergency and the Senate confirms William Barr.