October 25, 2011, New York : "Last night, Judge Shira
Scheindlin ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency
to publicly disclose by November 1 a previously withheld internal
memorandum that advocates believe will shed light on the agency’s legal
"Defendants are ordered to release the final version of the October 2 Memorandum, redacting only the final paragraph of page 3 and its accompanying footnote, which are covered by the deliberative process privilege. Defendants are also ordered to release all earlier drafts of the October 2 Memorandum...
"A federal judge has ordered the release of a document expected to
show why the U.S. government ended up mandating a program for
identifying deportable immigrants after they’ve been detained. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered the government
late Monday to turn over a key memorandum...
"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement must turn over an internal memo
that could reveal the agency's legal justification for mandating the
so-called Secure Communities deportation program, a federal judge ruled. ... To "adopt a legal position while shielding from public view the...
Washington Square Legal Services, Inc.
245 Sullivan Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2012
Contact: Nancy Morawetz, 212-998-6451
Jessica Chicco, 616-552-9261