Topic: Immigration

News Roundup: The Post-Impeachment Purge and the Knock of Authoritarianism

February 21, 2020
If news about White House complacency in the face of foreign election interference doesn’t get your attention, here are some other items for your consideration.

Texas Governor’s Office Records Regarding Communications with the White House About Refugee Resettlement

February 20, 2020
Records from the Texas Governor's Office in response to American Oversight's request for email communications with the White House, as well as email communications with the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Health and Human Services regarding the Governor’s refusal to accept refugees for resettlement.

FOIA to USFWS Southwest Region Seeking Communications With Individuals Associated with Wall Building on the US-Mexico Border

February 20, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Region seeking communications between select officials and representatives of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a construction company contracted to build a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Arizona, or representatives of We Build the Wall, an organization raising private funds to build sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

FOIA to USACE Seeking Communications with Individuals Associated with Wall Building on the US-Mexico Border

February 20, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Army Corps of Engineers seeking communications between select officials and representatives of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a construction company contracted to build a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, or representatives of We Build the Wall, an organization raising private funds to build sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

FOIA to USACE Seeking Communications With USFWS Officials Regarding Individuals Associated with Wall Building on the US-Mexico Border

February 20, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Army Corps of Engineers seeking communications between select officials and select United States Fish and Wildlife Service officials regarding representatives of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a construction company contracted to build a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, or representatives of We Build the Wall, an organization raising private funds to build sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

FOIA to DOD Seeking the Agency’s Border Wall Building Contract and Any Related Status Reports with Fisher Sand and Gravel

February 20, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Defense seeking the agency’s $400 million contract with Fisher Sand and Gravel for U.S.-Mexico border wall building and any related status reports.

FOIA to USFWS Seeking Communications Between Select Officials and Individuals Associated with Wall Building on the US-Mexico Border

February 20, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service seeking communications between select officials and representatives of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a construction company contracted to build a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, or representatives of We Build the Wall, an organization raising private funds to build sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

DHS Records of Calendars for Senior Staff

February 11, 2020
Records from the Department of Homeland Security of calendar entries for senior staff at the agency. These records contain calendar information for Barbara Gonzalez in 2017 and in 2019.

News Roundup: Acquittal Isn’t the End

February 7, 2020
More questions remain. More answers are coming.

Conditions in Migrant Detention Centers

February 5, 2020
Squalid conditions, overcrowding, cold temperatures, inadequate medical care, and even tragic deaths — the emergence of disturbing reports and images from migrant detention facilities have added a troubling layer to the Trump administration’s hardline anti-immigration stance.