Topic: Immigration

DHS Photographs of CBP’s Central Processing Station “Ursula” in McAllen, Texas

June 28, 2019
Photographs from U.S. Customs and Border Protections of CBP's central processing station "Ursula" located in McAllen, Texas.

The Department of Homeland Security Doesn’t Know Where Trump Got Those Immigration Numbers, Either

June 27, 2019
DHS has confirmed that it has no records to back up extraordinary claims Trump made earlier this year about the cost and scope of illegal immigration.
Trump with former CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who is now acting secretary of homeland security, in 2018

FOIA to CBP for Communications of Kevin McAleenan Containing Key Terms Related to Misrepresentation of Former Secretary Nielsen

June 27, 2019
FOIA to CBP for communications of former CBP Commissioner and current Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan’s communications containing key terms related to former Secretary Nielsen’s reported misrepresentations about the number of suspected terrorists crossing the U.S. border.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, and CBP – Treatment of Detainees

June 26, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Secretary, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection for records to shed light on the treatment of detainees, including transgender and pregnant detainees.

DHS Communications with Anti-Immigration Groups and Kris Kobach

June 25, 2019
Records from the Department of Homeland Security in response to American Oversight's request for communications with anti-immigration advocates as well as Kris Kobach, former Secretary of the State of Kansas. 

HHS Records and Photographs Regarding Conditions of Facilities Housing Unaccompanied Minors

June 24, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services has released hundreds of photos of facilities that house unaccompanied migrant children in response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by American Oversight. 

FOIA to CBP Seeking Photographs, Video, and Audio of Border Patrol Processing Centers

June 24, 2019
FOIA to Customs and Border Protection seeking photograph, video, and audio documentation of temporary processing centers run by the United States Border Patrol.

Lawsuit Seeks Records to Shed Light on Deaths of Detainees in DHS Custody

June 18, 2019
At least seven migrant children have died while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection, raising concerns about the treatment of those detained at the border and the conditions in detention centers.
(Photo: BBC News)

No Records Response from DHS Regarding Specific Numbers about Undocumented Immigration that President Trump Used

June 18, 2019
Department of Homeland Security stated that it had no records to back up claims President Trump made about undocumented immigration on January 27, 2019. American Oversight sought these records to determine whether the figures the president used were accurate.

HHS Photographs of Facilities Housing Unaccompanied Minors 

June 14, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services has released hundreds of photos of facilities that house unaccompanied migrant children in response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by American Oversight.