This week's FOIA roundup: Record wins, Detroit's big, bad neighbor, and taxpayer dollars to Trump

This week’s FOIA roundup: Record wins, Detroit’s big, bad neighbor, and taxpayer dollars to Trump

The weekly roundup of what is or should be public record. Something we missed? Let us know!

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Trump administration instructions used to apply public charge rule contain substantial errors

The new “public charge” rule is set to go live in less than two weeks but lawful immigrants applying for green cards will have their applications judged against a set of unclear rules by evaluators who may be relying on error-ridden and incorrect instructions. Those denied green cards can’t appeal these decisions even if the process is full of mistakes.

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MuckRock at ten

MuckRock at ten

Although it feels like we’re just getting started, today marks MuckRock’s tenth anniversary. To our amazing team, past and present, as well as everyone who has used the service, read our stories, or who supports our cause, thank you.

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This week’s FOIA roundup: Destroyed records in Chattanooga and which public officials also say, “Ugh ugh”

This week’s FOIA roundup: Destroyed records in Chattanooga and which public officials also say, “Ugh ugh”

The weekly roundup of what is or should be public record. Something we missed? Let us know!

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Smarter government or data-driven disaster: the algorithms helping control local communities

Smarter government or data-driven disaster: the algorithms helping control local communities

Every day government decisions from bus routes to policing used to be based on limited information and human judgment. Check out our new database and join MuckRock in learning more about these uses.

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