DOJ letter, Oct. 15, 2021
"Plaintiff seeks the publication of unpublished decisions issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) — both historical opinions that the BIA has already issued and opinions that the BIA will issue...
Oct. 15, 2021 - FOIA Sensei Matthew Hoppock blows the lid off this story. How will EOIR respond? Will litigation ensue? Will the MSM dig deeper? Please read the whole thing, and stay tuned!
EOIR Headquarters Using Rubber Signature Stamps to Make Orders...
Matthew Hoppock, Oct. 12, 2021
Here Are the BIA Chairman’s Memos From 2004 to 2018 Obtained Through FOIA
"For the last four years, we’ve been using the Freedom of Information Act to request records describing the policies and procedures...
Business Wire, Oct. 4, 2021
"The Galveston-Houston Immigrant Representation Project (GHIRP ), YMCA of Greater Houston, International Services (YMCA) , and Justice Action Center (JAC) , represented by Bracewell LLP, filed on Friday, October 1st...
Matthew Hoppock, Sept. 13, 2021
"In January 2019 we submitted a FOIA request asking for the contents of the EOIR ‘s “ Guidance and Publications” intranet site . The site is part of the EOIR’s intranet, which is accessible...
EOIR, Aug. 25, 2021
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has launched its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Public Access Link (PAL), a new online portal that streamlines records requests for parties with business before the agency...
TRAC, Aug. 5, 2021
" In an unusual move, U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., rebuked Immigration and Customs Enforcement for “thumbing its nose” at the court in a...
"Government Information & Right to Privacy Committee Presents
FOIA Challenges in Immigration
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12:00-1:30 pm ET
Participants: -Emily Creighton; Legal Director, Transparency; American Immigration Council -Claudia...
Dara Lind, May 14, 2021
"Taylor Levy couldn’t understand why she’d been held for hours by Customs and Border Protection officials when crossing back into El Paso, Texas, after getting dinner with friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in...
Isabela Dias, Mother Jones, Mar. 30, 2021
"Ahmad first filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the University of Michigan on December 14, 2016, in order to gain access to the Tanton papers. ... On May 8, 2017, the University of Michigan...
NYLAG v. BIA
"Plaintiff-Appellant New York Legal Assistance Group (“NYLAG”) seeks access to non-precedential “unpublished opinions” issued by Defendant-Appellee the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) in immigration...
Martin Slagter, Michigan Live, Dec. 29, 2020
"The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments next week over whether sealed off records of an anti-immigration activist that are housed at the University of Michigan are considered public record. The...
NWIRP, Dec. 17, 2020
"Judge William H. Orrick today, granted summary judgment in favor of two nationwide classes suing the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for...
NWIRP, Nov. 17, 2020
EMAILS SHOW CBP DETAINED HUNDREDS OF IRANIANS FOR HOURS PURSUANT TO UNLAWFUL DIRECTIVE
Matt Adams, NWIRP Legal Director – (206) 957-8611, firstname.lastname@example.org
Imraan Siddiqi, CAIR-WA Executive Director –...
AILA, AIC, Oct. 30, 2020
"Immigration groups filed a lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—which oversees immigration courts—and the...