Topic: Immigration

State-Led Immigration Enforcement Operations at the U.S.-Mexico Border

June 30, 2022
American Oversight is investigating border enforcement initiatives in Texas and Arizona that rely on legally dubious justifications for what amounts to taxpayer-funded political stunts.

News Roundup: Tightening the Net around the Fake Electors

May 27, 2022
The federal investigation into the scheme to create fake slates of pro-Trump electors has intensified in recent weeks.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding ÒReturned NoticeÓ Immigration Hearings

April 20, 2022
FOIA request to the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Civil Division seeking records related to the practice of Òreturned noticeÓ immigration hearings.

FOIA to OAG Regarding ‘Returned Notice’ Immigration Hearings

April 20, 2022
FOIA request to the Office of the Attorney General seeking records related to the practice of "returned notice" immigration hearings.

FOIA to DHS CRCL for Select Finalized Documents and Communications Regarding CRCL’s Title 42 Recommendations and Concerns

April 12, 2022
FOIA request to the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) seeking any final copies of the 'CRCL recommendations on Title 42' and 'FOR YOUR REVIEW: Draft email re: Title 42 Concerns' emails sent August 6, 2021 and between August 9-18, 2021, respectively.

FOIA to CBP for Raw Photos, Audio Recordings, and Video Footage of Facility Tour of Central Processing Center

April 5, 2022
FOIA to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seeking all unedited photographs, audio recordings, and video footage taken, collected, or reviewed in connection with video released by CBP of a facility tour of Central Processing Center (Ursula) in McAllen, TX on or around June 17, 2018.

Arizona House of Representatives Records Regarding Proposal to Use War Powers to Address Immigration

March 31, 2022
Records from the Arizona House of Representatives in response to American Oversight's request for communications regarding the proposal to use war powers to address immigration at the border.

Records Request to Texas Department of Public Safety for Records Related to Deployment of Officers to U.S.-Mexico Border

March 24, 2022
Records request to the Texas Department of Public Safety seeking records related to the deployment of Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Records Request to Utah Attorney General for Communications Related to Participation in Conservative Political Action Conference

March 23, 2022
Public records request to the Utah Attorney General seeking communications related to Attorney General Reyes' participation in the Conservative Political Action Conference panel about 'the invasion' at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Emails Show Stephen Miller Led Efforts to Expel Migrants at Border Under Title 42

March 21, 2022
Former White House adviser Stephen Miller spearheaded the Trump administration’s 2020 effort to expel undocumented migrants at the border under the guise of fighting the pandemic, emails obtained by American Oversight suggest.