Topic: Immigration

CBP Communications With Fox News and Breitbart About Border Wall Construction

December 11, 2019
Communications between the Customs and Border Protection press office and Fox News and Breitbart about the construction of a border wall. In September 2018, we obtained Department of Homeland Security communications with members of Congress and their staffs about building and funding the border wall, including members of Congress advocating for contracts for specific companies.

No Records Response from EOIR for Communications With Entities Seeking to Restrict Immigration

December 11, 2019
The Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review stated that it had no records reflecting communication between top political appointees and select, external groups or individuals seeking to restrict immigration.

No Records Response from DHS for Communications Regarding Proposals to Release Detainees in Sanctuary Cities

December 10, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security stated it had no records in response to our request for communications sent by select officials regarding proposals to release detainees in sanctuary cities.

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.

CBP Records Regarding #CatchOfTheDay Hashtag

December 3, 2019
Customs and Border Protection records relating to social media strategy. American Oversight sought these documents after CBP used #CatchOfTheDay to publicize individuals taken into custody by the agency.

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

December 2, 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.

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.

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.