DISTRICT COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF KEY ICE MEMORANDUM

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 justification for...

FOIA Victory; Secure Communities; NDLON et al. v. ICE et al.

"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...

Federal judge orders release of key document on ICE's 'Secure Communities' program by Nov. 1

"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...

Court: ICE must release 'S-Comm' memo

"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...

ICE folds in FOIA case, admits Secure Communities mandatory in 2013

"In a 9-page memo dated Oct. 2, 2010 , and released recently, a legal advisor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said at that time that "choices available to law enforcement agencies who have thus far decided to decline or limit their participation in current information-sharing...