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Immigration Law

NIJC Exposes ICE Detention Deficiencies, Files FOIA Lawsuit

"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." - NIJC, June 4, 2012.

See also, NIJC v. DHS, filed July 9, 2012: "This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended, to order defendants United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to produce information related to intergovernmental service agreements (“IGSAs”) between DHS or ICE and any state, municipal, or county entity regarding the housing of immigrant detainees.  DHS/ICE has failed to conduct an adequate search for responsive documents to plaintiff National Immigrant Justice Center’s (“NIJC”) April 27, 2011 FOIA request seeking this information."