Topic: National Security

Family Separation and the Detention of Immigrant Children

August 13, 2018
The Trump administration established a policy of separating families and detaining children of immigrants arrested while attempting to enter the United States. After strong opposition, the administration claimed to have ended the policy, but children have continued to be detained. American Oversight is investigating to uncover the truth about how the family separation policy was developed and implemented from the top down.

DOJ Communications Regarding Allegations of Trump Tower Wiretapping

August 2, 2018
Department of Justice records in response to a FOIA request seeking communications regarding allegations of Trump Tower wiretapping. Documents include communications with reporters and congressional letters.

DHS Records Related to Secretary Kelly and the Wall

June 6, 2018
Records from DHS related to the Congressional testimony of DHS Secretary Kelly. In June 2018, we received additional DHS materials related to Kelly's HSGAC hearing.

Efforts to Undermine Sanctuary Cities

April 3, 2018
In the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ramped up raids, arrests, and deportation proceedings across the country. Some cities have welcomed ICE and CBP’s activities, while others have employed sanctuary policies to resist federal law enforcement’s immigration crackdown. Trump administration officials have praised cities that cooperate with ICE and CBP and condemned those that don’t—and may have even coordinated with politically-friendly cities and states to undermine sanctuary policies.

FOIA to DOJ/FBI Regarding Kushner Clearance

February 23, 2018
FOIA to DOJ/FBI seeking copies of all correspondence that Jared Kushner, or anyone on his behalf, submitted with any Standard Form 86 (SF-86).

FOIA Seeking Kushner Security Clearance Signatures

February 23, 2018
FOIA seeking a copy of the signature page of every Standard Form 86 (SF-86) and all amendments thereto submitted by, or on behalf of, Jared Kushner in connection with his security clearance or background investigation for his appointment to the position of Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor.