Jacqueline Stevens, June 22, 2020
E-mail ICE Fought to Keep Secret for Six Years May Clinch Minimum Wage Claims against Private Prisons
"For the last ten years I've been conducting research on the history and legality of Immigration and Customs...
Kate Evans & Robert Koulish, 24 Lewis & Clark Law Review (forthcoming 2020)
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrests as many as 500,000 migrants per year and detains more than 350,000 of them through Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
Robert Koulish & Kate Evans, May 22, 2020
"This Report demonstrates that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violates legal requirements to provide immigrants with an individualized custody determination. Trump’s enforcement...
American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Winston & Strawn LLP, May 14, 2020
"The American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Human Rights...
TRAC, Mar. 11, 2020
For Immediate Release: March 11, 2020
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On December 16, 2019 Colorado Federal District Court Judge William J. Martinez issued a permanent injunction blocking ICE from alleging “fugitive” status as a 7(A) FOIA exemption. The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by Colorado immigration attorney...
AIC, Oct. 15, 2019
"Today, a federal court in San Francisco certified two nationwide classes of immigrants and attorneys claiming that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a systemic pattern...
American Immigration Council v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection et. al., No. 1:19-cv-02965 (D.D.C filed Oct. 2, 2019)
"This Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeks to uncover information about the government’s...
Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Sept. 19, 2019
"New government documents reveal the increase in denials and Requests for Evidence for H-1B petitions are part of an effort by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to achieve desired results...
AIC, June 19, 2019
"Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), individuals must receive a determination on requests for information within a maximum of 30 days. However, individuals and attorneys who file FOIAs with the United States Citizenship...
See attorney Matthew Hoppock's Twitter feed and his blog for the results of his FOIA requests revealing fascinating internal BIA documents.
TRAC, Apr. 23, 2019
"... It appears that the government itself does not actually know what happens to those it arrests at the border. It admits it lacks the ability to reliably follow cases when they pass from one agency of DHS to another - such...
Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Mar. 25, 2019
"Attorneys have been suing private prisons for their exploitation of people in custody under immigration laws, a phenomenon that has been receiving increasing coverage by the mainstream media . But county...
Tina Vasquez, Rewire.News, Mar. 25, 2019
"Documents obtained by Rewire.News through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that immigration enforcement officials reached out to the federal agency tasked with naturalizations and immigration...
AIC, Feb. 28, 2019
"In July and November of 2018, the American Immigration Council, along with the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA...