Topic: Immigration

ICE Emails Pertaining to Congressional Appropriations, Detention Standards, and Pregnant and Transgender Detainees

June 19, 2020
Emails from officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) related to treatment of detainees as well as deaths in custody.

News Roundup: The Administration’s Failure to Confront Two National Crises

June 19, 2020
The Trump administration's responses to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and to nationwide protests against systemic racism in law enforcement have been both harmful and insufficient.

American Oversight Sues ICE for Records of Detention Center Complaints

June 18, 2020
As cases surge in immigration detention facilities, American Oversight is suing Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records related to grievances filed at various centers since March.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS and ICE – Filed Detention Facility Grievances Since March 2020

June 18, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for records concerning filed grievances at six detention center facilities since March 2020, including grievance logs and documents reflecting grievance-related final adjudications or written responses made by ICE personnel or ICE contractors.

No Records Response from CBP Regarding Communications Containing Terms Related to Self-Managed Abortion

June 16, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications containing terms related to self-managed abortion.

FOIA to USCIS for former Deputy Director Mark Koumans’ Calendars

June 16, 2020
A FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for the calendars of former Deputy Director Mark Koumans.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.

No Records Response from EOIR Regarding Denaturalization Section

June 11, 2020
The Executive Office of Immigration Review stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for documents including guidance or mandates, concerning the operations, policies and standards of the denaturalization section within the Civil DivisionÕs Office of immigration litigation.

No Records Response from Yuma County, Ariz., Regarding Border Wall Construction Records

June 11, 2020
Yuma County, Arizona, stated that it had no records in response to American Oversight's request for border wall records regarding Fisher Sand and Gravel's plans to build a span of border barrier along the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

FOIA to DHS and ICE Seeking Contractor Mortality Reviews

June 10, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking mortality reviews conducted by healthcare contractors providing services at detention facilities where detainees have died.