Topic: Immigration

FOIA to EOIR Seeking Communications of Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short with Stephen Miller

July 27, 2020
FOIA to the Executive Office for Immigration Review seeking email communications of Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short with Stephen Miller and immigration officials.

News Roundup: The Political Theater of ‘Operation Legend’

July 24, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the Trump administration has sought to distract from the rising death toll and dwindling medical stockpile with “Operation Legend."

American Oversight Sues ICE, CBP for Records of Deaths in Custody

July 23, 2020
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for the release of records that may shed light on the deaths of people in the custody of Trump administration immigration authorities.
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Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, CBP, ICE – Deaths in DHS Custody

July 23, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning deaths of people in custody of immigration authorities, including compliance reviews, complaints, timelines and internal reports.

In the Documents: Stephen Miller Emails with Justice Department Official About Anti-Immigration Measures

July 23, 2020
American Oversight has obtained records revealing Miller and a top Justice Department official discussing controversial policies and working together to push anti-immigrant messaging in 2018. 

No Records Response from OMB Regarding “Zero Tolerance” Policy for Border Crossings

July 23, 2020
The White House Office of Management and Budget stated it had no records in response to our request for guidance pertaining to the Department of Justice's and Department of Homeland Security's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings and associated policies like family separation.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking NDA Signed by Counselor to Attorney General Gene Hamilton

July 23, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice for a copy of the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) from the presidential transition signed by Counselor to the Attorney General Gene Hamilton.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Legal Analysis Regarding the President’s Memorandum Directing that Undocumented Immigrants Not Be Counted in the Census

July 22, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking legal analysis regarding President Trump’s memorandum directing that undocumented immigrants should not be counted in the 2020 census.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Records Regarding the President’s Memorandum Directing that Undocumented Immigrants Not Be Counted in the Census

July 22, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking the "Form and Legality" memorandum regarding President Trump’s memorandum directing that undocumented immigrants should not be counted in the 2020 census.

Investigations Update: Militarization of Police, Covid-19 in Migrant Detention Centers, and Barr’s Political Interference

July 14, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests in the last week.