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
"New documents obtained from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reveal that the agency may have adjusted the results of county jail inspections to skirt a Congressional mandate that prohibits the agency from contracting with deficient facilities to hold immigration detainees." ...
Agency Withholding Violates the FOIA
Syracuse, NY, October 23 — "The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) has filed a suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) challenging a ruling by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that its master repository of investigations...
"The last year I've been conducting research on the legality of ICE contracts authorizing private prisons to meet performance goals by paying one dollar per day to the people they're locking up. ICE is not forthcoming about the program and it has not responded to my FOIA requests submitted...