Topic: Immigration

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

March 31, 2021
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.

Documents Show Far-Right Influence at Trump Commerce Department

March 30, 2021
In one email to former Secretary Ross, the head of an anti-immigration group lamented “the shift of political power” brought by immigration; other emails indicate outside efforts to place appointees at the department.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Deaths in Custody Report and Records Concerning Use of Force

March 29, 2021
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection seeking records of reports concerning deaths in custody and the use of force.

Records Shed New Light on DOJ ‘Denaturalization’ Section

March 26, 2021
The head of the controversial Justice Department section created by the Trump administration described himself in his application for the position as being “passionate about civil denaturalization.”

Chad Wolf’s Legacy of Loyalty to Trump

March 25, 2021
From his involvement in early discussions about the family separation policy to his participation in some of the former president’s most undemocratic actions, Wolf faces a number of questions about his role as acting DHS secretary.

State Records Regarding Stephen Miller’s Influence on Immigration Policy

March 24, 2021
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding former White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller's influence on immigration policy.

One Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Covid-19 in Prisons

March 18, 2021
In the last year, news outlets, watchdog groups, and government oversight offices have investigated the conditions inside prisons during the pandemic, as well as the causes of specific outbreaks.

FOIA to DHS for Communications Between Ken Cuccinelli and Rudy Giuliani

March 18, 2021
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security for communications between Ken Cuccinelli, former senior official performing the duties of the deputy secretary, and President TrumpÕs personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, between the 2020 election and President Joe BidenÕs inauguration.

FOIA to DHS for Communications Regarding ICE Union Agreements

March 18, 2021
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security for communications about agreements reportedly signed by then-Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli with a union representing ICE employees immediately before President BidenÕs inauguration.

FOIA to DHS for Ken Cuccinelli’s Communications About Deportation Agreements with States and Localities

March 18, 2021
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security for then-Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli's communications about last-minute agreements signed with states and localities preventing the incoming Biden administration from enforcing its immigration priorities.