The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) writes to encourage you to begin a long-overdue investigation relating to the crisis of immigration enforcement and detention along our nation’s southwest border.
Prolonged detention of immigrant children, with or without their parents, is not legal. It violates a legally binding 1997 class-action consent decree known as the Flores settlement, that governs the treatment of minors in immigration custody.
The Defense Department has continued to fund Afghan security forces that violate human rights, without informing Congress.
The Project On Government Oversight reports on a secret court ruling central to the dispute that has paralyzed the Guantanamo military commissions.
Executive agencies regularly use their classification powers to avoid oversight or accountability for embarrassing or unlawful conduct. Congress needs to create enforceable protections against using the security clearance process for retaliation against whistleblowers and critics.
Nearly three months after the Trump administration’s family separation policy began and over one month after a public outcry led to its end, Congress finally held its first hearing on the subject on July 31. It was a necessary step, but not nearly enough.
Zero-tolerance prosecutions on the southwest border are undermining key constitutional protections.
As Gina Haspel assumes office, we have no reason to trust that she will oppose abuses of the CIA’s covert action powers, or preserve evidence that reflects badly on the CIA or the White House.
A list of questions the Senate needs to ask CIA director nominee Gina Haspel about her role in torture and rendition.
President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA reportedly oversaw one of the agency’s black sites and helped destroy videos of interrogations there.
The Defense Department is claiming—wrongly— that Congress cannot restrict the United States’ participation in Yemen’s civil war