Cause of Action responds to resignation of DHS Deputy IG Charles Edwards

Cause of Action, a government accountability group which has investigated Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Inspector General (IG) Charles Edwards, issued the following response to his resignation. Executive Director Dan Epstein: “Cause of Action has investigated Charles Edwards for two years, working with information from credible insiders, and filing […]

CoA requests investigation of Sen. Harry Reid, USCIS in EB-5 abuse

In light of Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) expected nomination announcement of Alejandro Mayorkas as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cause of Action (CoA) sent a request for investigation to Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, calling for the investigation of Senator […]

Statement: Cause of Action on Mayorkas’ Pending Deputy Secretary Nomination

Cause of Action, a government accountability group, sent a letter to Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform urging the committee to examine the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) oversight of the EB-5 visa Pilot Program. Cause of Action issued the following statement in response to […]

Related Documents: GreenTech Automotive

FOIA Productions U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Gulf Coast Funds Management EB-5 Regional Center Mississippi Development Authority April 15, 2013 FOIA Request April 26, 2013 Documents Memorandum of Understanding Office of the Mississippi Secretary of State May 14, 2013 FOIA Request May 20, 2013 Documents Mississippi Department of Archives and […]

Washington Post: Senators call for resignation of embattled Homeland Security auditor

Read the full story here: Washington Post The government watchdog group Cause of Action wrote to Obama in July asking him to fire Edwards. The organization applauded Wednesday’s bipartisan call for the inspector general’s resignation.   “The complete lack of transparency and accountability at [the Department of Homeland Security] must come […]

Statement: Cause of Action on Deputy IG Charles Edwards stonewalling Congress

Cause of Action, a government accountability group which has investigated Department of Homeland Security Deputy Inspector General (IG) Charles Edwards, issued the following response to the letter sent by Chairman McCaskill and Ranking Member Johnson to IG Edwards regarding his delay in providing information related to the Senate’s investigation. Executive […]

Washington Post: Dual investigations exacerbate President Obama’s problems with political appointees

Dual investigations exacerbate President Obama’s problems with political appointees By Josh Hicks, Published: July 30 at 6:00 am President Obama faces a bit of a crisis these days with political appointees as he deals with longstanding vacancies in many top administration positions and fierce opposition against some of his latest nominees for those roles. Two recent controversies have […]

The Hill: Dan Epstein: Who should be holding whom accountable?

Who should be holding whom accountable?  By Dan Epstein  July 12, 2013 Inspectors General, who hold federal agencies accountable by conducting audits and, when needed, investigating alleged misconduct, are in place to provide oversight over how taxpayer funded federal agencies are operating. But what happens if the inspectors are allegedly […]

Related Documents: Investigation of DHS Deputy IG Charles Edwards

We sent a FOIA Request to DHS OIG on March 27, 2013 asking for documents related to 3 prior FOIA requests, travel records and any complaints against Deputy IG Charles Edwards, and documents disclosed to Andrew Becker, a journalist at the Center for Investigative Reporting. After not receiving the documents […]

Dan Epstein Discusses Acting DHS Deputy IG Edwards on The Lead

Dan Epstein discusses the corruption within the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General with Jake Tapper on CNN’s The Lead. Who Watches The Watchmen?