Topic: Immigration

News Roundup: Impeachment Report, Border Wall Contracts, and Pompeo’s Meeting with GOP Donors

December 6, 2019
Calling out the administration for failing "to produce a single document" to Congress, the Intelligence Committee's report cited the documents American Oversight obtained through FOIA litigation.

HHS Records of Communications Regarding Stephen Miller

November 19, 2019
Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families communications about White House adviser Stephen Miller. This production consists of two internally circulated news clips about Miller. American Oversight sought these records to determine Miller's influence on federal immigration policy.

No Records Response from DOL Regarding Emails Between Agency Officials and Stephen Miller

November 19, 2019
The Department of Labor stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for email communications between high-ranking agency officials and White House Adviser Stephen Miller.

Rejection from ICE Regarding Custody Management Waiver Policies

November 18, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement rejected American Oversight's request for records relating to policies for approving waivers by Custody Management.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Communications with US Attorney’s Office Regarding Federal Prosecution of State Court Judge

November 18, 2019
FOIA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking communications between senior agency officials and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts concerning federal prosecution of a Massachusetts state court judge for allegedly allowing a criminal defendant out the rear door of her courtroom to evade ICE detention.

FOIA to EOUSA Seeking Communications with ICE Regarding Federal Prosecution of State Court Judge

November 18, 2019
FOIA to the Executive Office for United States Attorneys seeking communications between senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts concerning federal prosecution of a Massachusetts state court judge for allegedly allowing a criminal defendant out the rear door of her courtroom to evade Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention.

News Roundup: Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

November 15, 2019
The latest on the impeachment inquiry, plus more on our investigations into Pompeo's political ambitions and threats to voting rights at the state level.

FOIA to FEMA Seeking Records Regarding Funding Reprogramming to ICE

November 15, 2019
FOIA request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking records relating to the reprogramming of millions of dollars meant for FEMA to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ahead of hurricane season.

American Oversight Sues DHS for Cuccinelli Records

November 13, 2019
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against DHS for failing to release documents that may shed light on the recent work of Ken Cuccinelli, who is expected to be named acting DHS deputy secretary.

Complaint: American Oversight v. USCIS — Cuccinelli’s Leadership at USCIS

November 13, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for records related to Ken Cuccinelli’s leadership and performance as acting director. American Oversight is asking for records of leadership changes at the agency as well as Cuccinelli’s ethics documents, approved directives, and communications — including communications with White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller.