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America First Legal Sues The Department of Homeland Security For Illegal Concealing Records Documenting Enforcement Collapse

August 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, America First Legal (AFL) sued the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for illegally withholding records demonstrating the Biden Administration’s utter decimation of immigration enforcement.  In May, AFL filed a Freedom of Information Act request for ICE’s weekly enforcement reports following the publication of Departmental memos […]

America First Legal Opens Investigation into Biden Supreme Court-Packing Commission Records

August 12, 2021

AFL asks Biden Administration to produce all legally required documents to the public and end its coverup of important information WASHINGTON, DC – Today, America First Legal filed a request for all records from the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States (the “Commission”), a Federal Advisory Committee subject to the Federal […]

America First Legal Requests State Department OIG Investigation of the Biden Administration’s Alleged Cover Up of the Palestinian Authority’s Support for Terrorism

August 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, America First Legal asked the U.S. State Department Inspector General to investigate the Biden Administration’s alleged cover up of official Palestinian support for terrorism.   Under the PLO Commitments Compliance Act of 1989, Title VIII of Public Law 101-246, as amended, the President, acting through the Secretary of State, is required to […]

America First Legal Fights Biden Administration, Files Amicus Brief Defending Biological Sex and Religious Liberty

August 9, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, America First Legal Foundation filed an Amicus Brief in the case of College of the Ozarks v. Biden, et al.  AFL’s brief, filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, calls on the court to protect religious liberty and the rule of law by striking down a […]

AFL FOIAS ICE, HHS Demanding Answers About Why Two “No-Bid” Contracts Worth Hundreds Of Millions Were Awarded To One Non-Profit With Ties To Obama, Biden

August 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, America First Legal filed Freedom of Information Act Requests with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (“HHS-ACF”) requesting all communications and records relating to why a non-profit with ties to the Obama and Biden administrations — Family Endeavors, Inc. — received two […]

AFL FOIAS State Department Demanding Records Regarding its Invitation for a Critical Race Theory Law Professor to Investigate “Systematic Racism” in the United States on Behalf of the United Nations

August 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, America First Legal filed a Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) at the U.S. Department of State requesting all records relating to its invitation to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism to investigate “systemic racism” in law enforcement in the United States. The individual United States Secretary […]

AFL Files Request with Court to Hold SBA Accountable for Damages for Discriminating Against Additional Restaurants and Restaurant Owners Based on Their Race and Sex When Administering the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

July 30, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, America First Legal moved to amend its existing case against the SBA for using racially preferential treatment in administering COVID relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. AFL’s amended complaint seeks millions of dollars in damages against the SBA Administrator for […]

AFL Files FOIAs Demanding Answers About The Biden Administration’s Implementation Of Catch-And-Release And Other Open Border Policies

July 27, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, America First Legal filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requesting all records relating to the creation and implementation of “catch-and-release” policies, and in particular, the decision to stop issuing migrants CBP apprehends a […]

AFL Files FOIA Demanding Answers About the Biden Administration’s Domestic Surveillance of Americans and Collaboration with Big Tech Companies

July 23, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, America First Legal filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in response to the Biden Administration’s disturbing collaboration with Big Tech to censor Americans and use domestic […]

RECAP: America First Legal In Review

July 22, 2021

“As you can see below, your support has allowed us to launch some of the most important legal battles for the future of the country — and we have already won several crucial legal victories against the Biden Administration’s unlawful conduct. Please donate today, in any amount you can, to help us defeat illegal discrimination, […]

Following Legal Pressure From AFL, Biden Withdraws Critical Race Theory Requirement From Education Rule

July 19, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Following pressure from America First Legal, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced last week that the Department of Education (DOE) will withdraw its requirement that DOE grant recipients must implement the 1619 project (Critical Race Theory) into their curriculum. AFL Vice President and General Counsel Gene Hamilton released the following statement:  “While we […]

Following Disturbing Admission By Biden White House, AFL FOIAS The Biden Administration About Its Directions To Social Media Companies To Censor Americans

July 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. — This morning, America First Legal filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health requesting all documents, records, and communications relating to the Biden Administration’s decision to direct […]

Doing The Bidding Of Open Borders Radicals, Biden’s DOJ Again Issues Another Disastrous Immigration Decision

July 15, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Earlier, today, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a decision in Matter of Cruz-Valdez, the practical effect of which will be to allow illegal aliens to have their cases “administratively closed,” rather than decided on the merits.  Instead of issuing a removal order or granting relief from removal, the Biden Administration is telling […]

AFL Demands Materials From Pennsylvania School District That Refuses To Disclose Ties To Radical “Education” Consultants Pushing Critical Race Theory In The Classroom

July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, America First Legal filed an open records request with the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District requesting all records, documents, and communications relating to the development and implementation of Critical Race Theory curriculum between the Pacific Education Group and the School District.  Despite repeated requests from parents and concerned citizens, the school district, in […]

AFL Files Formal Response To NASA’s Quest To Incorporate Illegal Race Equity Schemes Into Space Program

July 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today — as part of its continued efforts to combat the advance of “equity” initiatives across the federal government–America First Legal submitted a comment in response to the National Aerospace and Science Administration’s request for information regarding how to incorporate so-called “racial equity” into programs at NASA. The Biden Administration has made […]

Major Legal Victory: Court Grants Preliminary Injunction And Class Certification In USDA’s Racially-Based Debt Relief Program

July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  This afternoon, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas certified two proposed classes of plaintiffs and granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits the Department of Agriculture from using racially discriminatory criteria when administering the loan-forgiveness program for farmers and ranchers created in section 1005 of the American Rescue […]

AFL Responds To Consequential SCOTUS Ruling On The First Amendment

July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  America First Legal is pleased by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta holding as unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment the State of California’s horrendous policy forcing nonprofit and charitable organizations to disclose their donor’s identities. AFL Vice-President and General Counsel Gene Hamilton issued the […]

AFL Responds To SCOTUS Decision Upholding Arizona’s Election Integrity Laws

July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America First Legal applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Arizona’s election laws in a 6-3 decision. The decision is an emphatic repudiation of the Arizona Democratic Party’s baseless efforts to twist the Voting Rights Act from a statute that combats racism into a statute that prohibits the States from enacting any […]

AFL Requests Records Related To Hatch Act Investigations During The Trump Admin

July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, America First Legal sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) requesting all records, communications, and documents referring or relating to Hatch Act investigations during the Trump Administration.  AFL Vice-President and General Counsel Gene Hamilton issued the following statement:  “The OSC prides itself […]

AFL Takes On Obamacare In Federal Court, Joins As Co-Counsel in Lawsuit Challenging Section 2713 of the Affordable Care Act

June 25, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America First Legal has joined a lawsuit challenging a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”  The lawsuit seeks to enjoin the continued enforcement of section 2713 of the Affordable Care Act, which forces private insurers to cover “preventive care” without any cost-sharing arrangements such as copays or deductibles. […]

AFL Demands Records From DOJ About The Biden Administration’s Vetting Of Judicial Nominees And Agreements With The Senate Committee On The Judiciary

June 25, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, America First Legal submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Justice requesting all documents, communications, and records relating to the vetting and appointment of the Biden Administration’s judicial nominees; who have been confirmed at a rapid pace by the United States Senate.  The American people deserve […]

AFL Files FOIAS With CBP, DHS Requesting Information About The Ouster Of Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott And CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez

June 24, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, America First Legal submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting all records, communications, and documents relating to the ouster of Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott and CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez. The American people deserve to […]

AFL Demands Records About The Biden Administration’s Initiative On ‘Racial Equity’ At NASA

June 24, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, America First Legal submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requesting all records, communications, and documents relating to the development or implementation of  Executive Order 13985.  Last week, the Administration published a “Request for Information” asking outside groups and members of the […]

Texas Supreme Court Asks for Merits Briefing in Lawsuit Over San Antonio’s Unconstitutional Chick-fil-A Ban

June 24, 2021

On Friday, June 18, 2021, the Texas Supreme Court asked for merits briefing in a lawsuit brought against the city of San Antonio over its decision to ban Chick-fil-A from its airport. The city council previously voted to ban Chick-fil-A in response to pressure from radical activists, who wanted to punish the company for donating […]

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