Topic: Immigration

Investigations Update: West Virginia Lawmaker’s Involvement in Capitol Attack and Trump’s Attempts to Overturn Georgia Election Results

January 19, 2021
See the latest in our investigations of the security at the U.S. Capitol, DOJ’s opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, and the “burrowing in” of Trump political appointees.

Records Highlight Difference in Trump Administration’s Response to Racial Justice Protests and Attack on Capitol

January 19, 2021
American Oversight obtained documents that shed light on the aggressive response to protests as well as the lack of coordination between federal and local officials regarding the politicized Operation Legend program.

News Roundup: Heightened Security, Unanswered Questions, and a Twice-Impeached President

January 14, 2021
The Trump administration may be ending in less than a week, but the work of protecting our democracy will continue.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Records Regarding Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short

January 14, 2021
FOIA records request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding the appointment of Tracy Short as Chief Immigration Judge.

Documents Show Further Details of Stephen Miller’s Efforts to Push Anti-Immigrant Policies

December 24, 2020
American Oversight obtained another set of communications that reveal more about Stephen Miller’s work with the Justice Department promoting anti-immigrant policies, including family separation.

American Oversight Calls for Investigations into Troubling Border Wall Contracts

December 23, 2020
American Oversight has asked the DHS and Army Corps of Engineers inspectors general to look into the awarding of contracts for construction on land the government didn’t yet own — at a massive cost to taxpayers.

DOJ Records of Emails Between Stephen Miller and Gene Hamilton, Jeff Sessions

December 22, 2020
Records released by the U.S. Department of Justice in response to a FOIA lawsuit brought by American Oversight. The records contain emails between White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller and senior DOJ official Gene Hamilton, as well as between Miller and the office of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

New Details About the Work of Former DHS Official Who Left Administration Because of White Nationalist Ties

December 15, 2020
According to documents American Oversight obtained, Ian M. Smith worked on immigration issues, including budgetary matters surrounding separated children and deportation relief for Guatemalans in the U.S.

American Oversight Documents Reveal Troubling Details About ICE’s Handling of Death in Custody

December 8, 2020
Records show ICE officials kept Mergensana Amar restrained over objections of hospital staff, and didn’t follow the agency’s policy on death notifications.

News Roundup: As Covid-19 Rages, Trump Offers Rants and Reprieves

December 3, 2020
As the president remains focused on conspiracies and loyalty, the U.S. is facing a dire stage of the pandemic.