Immigration Law

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Court: ICE must release 'S-Comm' memo
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement must turn over an internal memo that could reveal the agency's legal justification for mandating the so-called Secure Communities deportation program, a federal judge ruled. ... To "adopt a legal... Read More

FOIA Victory; Secure Communities; NDLON et al. v. ICE et al.
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Defendants are ordered to release the final version of the October 2 Memorandum, redacting only the final paragraph of page 3 and its accompanying footnote, which are covered by the deliberative process privilege. Defendants are also ordered to... Read More

DISTRICT COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF KEY ICE MEMORANDUM
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

October 25, 2011, New York : "Last night, Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to publicly disclose by November 1 a previously withheld internal memorandum that advocates believe will shed light... Read More

Federal judge orders release of key document on ICE's 'Secure Communities' program by Nov. 1
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge has ordered the release of a document expected to show why the U.S. government ended up mandating a program for identifying deportable immigrants after they’ve been detained. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered... Read More

ICE folds in FOIA case, admits Secure Communities mandatory in 2013
Posted on 11 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a 9-page memo dated Oct. 2, 2010 , and released recently, a legal advisor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said at that time that "choices available to law enforcement agencies who have thus far decided to decline or limit... Read More