Topic: Immigration

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

May 8, 2020
Every week seems to bring a new example of President Donald Trump’s disdain — or fear — of independent oversight.

No Records Response from CBP Regarding Analyses of Potential Border Closure

May 8, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated that the Office of Field Operations had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for analyses of potential border closures.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Directives Regarding Inspection of Imported Abortion Medications

May 8, 2020
FOIA to the Customs and Border Protection seeking directives regarding inspection of imported abortion medications.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Coronavirus Vaccine Development Contracts with Moderna, Inc

May 6, 2020
FOIA Request to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking contracts with Moderna, Inc. for coronavirus vaccine development.

No Records Response from SSA Regarding Communications with Stephen Miller about Removing English Proficiency as a Factor in Disability Benefits

May 6, 2020
The Social Security Administration stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records sufficient to determine whether White House Adviser Stephen Miller was involved in the agencyÕs proposal to remove lack of English proficiency as one of the factors in determining eligibility for disability benefits.

Complaint: Ryo v. DHS, CBP, and ICE — Agency Data on Detainees

May 5, 2020
Lawsuit filed by Emily Ryo, represented by American Oversight, against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for agencies’ data regarding detainees, including information on detainees’ immigration case history.

No Records Response from DHS Regarding Communications Exchanged with DOJ about the Tohono O’odham Nation

May 5, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security stated it had no records in response to our request for communications, informational materials, talking points, or other materials exchanged with the Department of Justice regarding the Tohono O'odham Nation.

News Roundup: Protecting the Right to Vote During a Pandemic

May 1, 2020
Like many things in today’s politics, mail-in voting has become a political flashpoint as the November election gets closer.

FOIA to ICE for Documented Grievances Filed from March 2020

May 1, 2020
FOIA request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking grievances from immigration processing and detention centers.

No Records Response from the Arizona Department of Homeland Security Regarding Border Wall Construction Records

April 30, 2020
The Arizona Department of Homeland Security stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding Fisher Sand and GravelÕs plans to build a span of border barrier along the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.