Topic: Immigration

No Records Response from EOIR Regarding Ethics Waivers for Immigration Judges

May 18, 2020
The Executive Office for Immigration Review stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for the ethics waivers of specific immigration judges.

FOIA to DHS for Communications About the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman

May 18, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for communications about the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Ethics Documents for Julie Kirchner

May 18, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for ethics documents and conflicts of interest of Julie Kirchner, who was appointed to the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO).

FOIA to DHS for Records Regarding the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman

May 18, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records, including organizational charts and directives, about the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman.

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.

ICE Emails Regarding Roxsana Hernandez’s Detainee Death Review

May 15, 2020
Emails exchanged between Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers pertaining to conducting Roxsana Hernandez's detainee death review and distributing a redacted copy to the Honduran Ambassador.

FOIA to DOJ for Records Regarding the Civil Division’s Denaturalization Policies and Operations

May 15, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records, including guidance or mandates, concerning the operations, policies and standards of the Denaturalization Section within the Civil Division’s Office of Immigration Litigation.

DHS Transcript of James McHenry’s Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony on Family Reunification in July 2018

May 14, 2020
Department of Homeland Security records of EOIR Director James McHenry's July 2018 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding family reunification efforts.

No Records Response from CBP Regarding the Facial Recognition Software Company Clearview AI

May 12, 2020
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for documents regarding the facial recognition software company Clearview AI, Inc.

Chaos, Confusion and Obfuscation at DHS Around Family Separation

May 12, 2020
Documents obtained by American Oversight provide further evidence of miscommunication and disorganization at the same time officials were issuing misleading public statements.