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ICE Agrees to Release Thousands of Previously-Withheld Records

"Yesterday, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut approved a settlement in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit challenging the refusal of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release tens of thousands of documents about the Criminal Alien Program (CAP), one of the agency’s largest...

Feds Settle Asylum Officer Notes FOIA Lawsuit: Martins v. USCIS

" Immigration officials will no longer fight a lawyer who claimed that quality representation hinged on accessing the notes asylum officers took on his clients. San Francisco-based immigration attorney Jeffrey Martins sued the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and its director, Alejandro...

USCIS Agrees To Pay NY Atty $47K In Fees To End FOIA Fight

Law360, May 29, 2015 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has agreed to pay a New York immigration attorney more than $47,000 in attorneys' fees , ending a yearslong fight over Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a court order made available Thursday. U.S. Magistrate...