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The New Immigration System

The Trump Administration is remaking the immigration system. It is rewriting the rules on who should be deported and when. It is creating new administrative hurdles to effectively create a ban on entry to the country from certain Muslim countries. It has begun breaking up families and to build a border wall. With your help, we can document the administration's transformation of the immigration system while also illuminating the stories of people affected by the new policies.

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This week’s FOIA roundup: Millions for Cali DMV from personal info sales, DHS is disappearing FOIA requests, and $75,000 for e-mails on iguana killing

This week’s FOIA roundup: Millions for Cali DMV from personal info sales, DHS is disappearing FOIA requests, and $75,000 for e-mails on iguana killing

Read a great FOIA-based news story we should highlight? Let us know and maybe we can include it in our next round-up!

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Takeaways from the Department of Homeland Security’s annual FOIA report

Takeaways from the Department of Homeland Security’s annual FOIA report

The Department of Homeland Security, like other federal agencies, puts out an annual report about the Freedom of Information requests it has received, most of which are destined for its immigration-focused components, often from individuals looking to obtain their own documents.

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Help journalists read through family border separation complaints

Help journalists read through family border separation complaints

More than 600 complaints about family separation events were submitted to the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in 2018. You can help get these stories told.

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Help investigate family separation at the Mexican border.

Help investigate family separation at the Mexican border.

Just a few minutes of your time will help create a resource for reporters and advocates investigating ICE’s family separation policies.

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Homeland Security goes to Walmart

Homeland Security goes to Walmart

In 2010, America’s third largest government agency, the Department of Homeland Security, joined forces with its largest corporation, Walmart, to fight terrorism. What could possibly go wrong?

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