Topic: Immigration

Political Interference in the 2020 Census

April 1, 2020
We've been investigating the rollout of the 2020 census, including the administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question and the misleading mailers sent by the Republican National Committee.

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

DHS Records Regarding Stephen Miller’s Influence on Immigration Policy

March 26, 2020
Records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to American Oversight's request for communications with or about Stephen Miller to shed light on his influence on immigration policy throughout executive branch agencies.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Memos on Family Separation

March 24, 2020
FOIA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking signed memorandum providing legal analysis of family separation.

FOIA to DHS seeking Katie Waldman’s communications with or about Stephen Miller

March 23, 2020
FOIA to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking communications of former Deputy Press Assistant Katie Waldman with or about White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller.

FOIA to EOIR Seeking Communications of a Resigned Immigration Judge

March 23, 2020
FOIA to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) seeking communications of a resigned immigration judge.

FOIA to USCIS Seeking Sent Email Communications Containing the Term “Hunger Games”

March 23, 2020
FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Seeking Sent Email Communications Containing the Term “Hunger Games”

FOIA to ICE Seeking Compiled Memos on Family Separation

March 23, 2020
FOIA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking compiled memoranda on family separation.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Email Communications of Senior Leadership Regarding MPP

March 23, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking email communications of Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, Chief of Staff Chad Mizelle, and Acting Deputy Director Ken Cuccinelli regarding the Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as Remain in Mexico. This request also contains key terms related to other policies affecting asylum seekers at the southern border.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Email Communications of Top USCIS Officials Regarding MPP

March 23, 2020
FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) seeking email communications of top agency officials regarding the Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as Remain in Mexico. This request also contains key terms related to other policies affecting asylum seekers at the southern border.