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FOIA Lawsuit Against CBP Seeks Ohio Profiling Records

November 20, 2014 (1 min read)

"This week students from Ohio State University’s Civil Law Clinic and the Ohio legal services group Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) jointly sued the Border Patrol in a continued attempt to gather documents about the agency’s immigration policing practices in northern Ohio. The students and advocates are concerned about reports of racially biased policing by the Border Patrol’s Sandusky Bay Station. Sandusky is located on the coast of Lake Erie about one hour west of Cleveland. ... The are asking the court to order the Border Patrol “to immediately conduct a reasonable search for agency records” requested under FOIA” and to hand over those records to the students and advocates. See Complaint for Injunctive Relief, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Civil Clinic et al. v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, No. 14-2329 (S.D. Ohio Nov. 18, 2014)." - César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Nov. 20, 2014.