Topic: Immigration

News Roundup: The Levers of Power

August 6, 2020
Americans may have long taken for granted the reliability of the national mail service and the accuracy of the decennial census. But it seems the Trump administration is doing its best to make sure we won’t do so again.

American Oversight Calls on Justice Department to Investigate Gene Hamilton

August 5, 2020
Documents we obtained strongly suggest the senior DOJ official made misleading statements — and may have lied under oath — during a 2019 deposition.

American Oversight Letter Calling Upon Justice Department to Investigate Statements Made by Gene Hamilton

August 5, 2020
American Oversight letter calling upon Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate statements made by senior DOJ official Gene Hamilton during his January 3, 2019, testimony in a deposition for Saget et al. v. Trump et al. — which challenged the termination of Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants.

Investigations Update: DHS Intelligence Efforts in Portland, the Politicization of Key Government Agency, and the Pandemic’s Impact on Census

August 4, 2020
Our latest investigations into the federal response to nationwide protests, political interference in the 2020 census, and other issues.
(Photo: Mia Bush/VOA)

ACF Records Regarding Information-Sharing Agreements Regarding Immigrants

August 4, 2020
Records from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families in response to American Oversight's request for memoranda of understanding or other agreements with federal, state, or local government agencies to share information about immigrants or sponsors of immigrant children.

No Records Response from CBP Regarding Communications About Bahamian Refugees

August 4, 2020
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications about public statements made by the president about Bahamian refugees from Hurricane Dorian.

CBP Records of Agency Officials’ Communications with Stephen Miller

August 1, 2020
Records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection of high-ranking agency officials' email communications with White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller.

DOL Records Regarding Emails Between Agency Officials and Stephen Miller’s Staff

July 29, 2020
Records from the Department of Labor in response to American Oversight's request for email communications between high-ranking agency officials and White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller.

FOIA to EOIR for Communications Between Stephen Miller and BIA Chairman David Wetmore

July 29, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review for communications between White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller and David Wetmore, chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

FOIA to DHS for Calendars and Correspondence of Clark Barrow

July 29, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for the calendars of Executive Secretary Clark Barrow, as well as Barrow’s correspondence with White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller and individuals outside the government.