Topic: Immigration

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications with We Build the Wall and Fisher Industries

August 28, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking communications between select CBP officers and private, crowd-funded efforts to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

FOIA to USCIS for Cuccinelli Ethics Waivers and Recusals

August 27, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for any recusal determinations or ethics waivers for Acting Director Kenneth T. Cuccinelli.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Records Relating to Confiscation of Immigrants’ Possessions

August 27, 2019
FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking guidance by CBP leadership to agents and officers regarding the possessions of immigrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

DHS Withheld Records Response Regarding the use of the term “Catch of the Day”

August 24, 2019
Response from the Department of Homeland Security stating that the department is withholding items responsive to American Oversight's request for records relating to the decision by Customs and Border Protection to use the term "Catch of the Day" to describe the arrests of undocumented immigrants.

DHS Records Regarding Scott Lloyd’s Surveillance of Pregnant Unaccompanied Minors

August 22, 2019
Scott Lloyd's communications, spreadsheets, and summaries regarding pregnant unaccompanied minors in detention centers. These records were sought by American Oversight on behalf of Equity Forward in a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Photos of the El Paso Processing Center

August 21, 2019
FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking photos taken at the agency's processing facility in El Paso, Texas.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Guidance Regarding Visits of Congressional Members, Politicians, Federal Officials

August 21, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking guidance regarding how to manage and prepare for visits to immigration facilities by outside individuals including members of Congress, political candidates or officials, or federal inspectors.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Guidance Regarding Visits of Congressional Members, Politicians, Federal Officials

August 21, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking guidance regarding how to manage and prepare for visits to immigration facilities by outside individuals including members of Congress, political candidates or officials, or federal inspectors.

FOIA to ACF Seeking Guidance Regarding Visits of Congressional Members, Politicians, Federal Officials

August 21, 2019
FOIA to Administration for Children and Families seeking guidance regarding how to manage and prepare for visits to immigration facilities by outside individuals including members of Congress, political candidates or officials, or federal inspectors.

DHS Withheld in Full Response Regarding Memo on Sharing Citizenship Information with States

August 20, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security withheld in full a three-page memo regarding U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' authority to share citizenship and immigration status information about individuals with state and local governments. American Oversight has appealed this response.