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 on the agency’s legal
"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 release all earlier drafts of the October 2 Memorandum...
"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 the government
late Monday to turn over a key memorandum...
"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 position while shielding from public view the...
"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 their participation in current