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Melting ICE: FOIA & Trump's Deportation Force

A project to collaborate FOIA requests related to U.S. Immigration & Custom Enforcement (ICE), with a particular focus on Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE-ERO).

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FOIA 101: Tips and Tricks to Make You a Transparency Master

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Whether it's your first request or your first request *today,* it never hurts to go over the basics. MuckRock's compiled a lot of FOIA advice over the years, and with this project, it's all in one place.

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Breaking the law with snail mail, large fees for student newspapers, and whether tweets are public record

Breaking the law with snail mail, large fees for student newspapers, and whether tweets are public record

What’s considered public record or not is not a new debate. But the increasing prevalence of social media use amongst government agencies and officials, such as Twitter, brings up a new debate: If you delete social media posts on an official account, is it a violation of public records laws?

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Wrapping up the first round of FOIA March Madness 2018

Wrapping up the first round of FOIA March Madness 2018

We’re one week into our annual FOIApalooza - check out who has made it out of the first round!

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Saying goodbye to Sunshine Week

Saying goodbye to Sunshine Week

As Sunshine Week draws to a close, some of our favorite projects from the week, including tips on collaboration and some awards you might not want to win. But first, how two reporters helped break news by following up on an old story.

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Nine Days of FOIA Exemptions: b(8)

Nine Days of FOIA Exemptions: b(8)

With Sunshine Week just around the corner, we wanted to count down the days to our favorite time of year with a closer look at what’s going on behind the black bars: the nine federal FOIA exemptions. In the home stretch, we tackle b(8) - the financial institution exemption that is as depressing as the robot that shares its name is adorable.

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Nine Days of FOIA Exemptions: b(6)

Nine Days of FOIA Exemptions: b(6)

With Sunshine Week just around the corner, we wanted to count down the days to our favorite time of year with a closer look at what’s going on behind the black bars: the nine federal FOIA exemptions. Today, b(6): the privacy exemption.

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not finding my locality listed in your option for FOIA request form.
FOIA request for Federal Grand Jury proceeding referenced in another FOIA
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