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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

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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FBI's own guide to searching for records requested through FOIA confirms why you should always appeal FBI FOIA searches

FBI’s own guide to searching for records requested through FOIA confirms why you should always appeal FBI FOIA searches

A presentation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Records Management Division uncovered by Paul Galante as part of our Ronald Reagan FBI file crowdsource outline the process used by FOIA officers to search for records.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: Millions spent protecting Confederate landmarks, conservation officials instructed to withhold records, and cops caught driving drunk allowed to Uber home

This week’s FOIA round-up: Millions spent protecting Confederate landmarks, conservation officials instructed to withhold records, and cops caught driving drunk allowed to Uber home

In this week’s FOIA round-up, public records show massive federal spending on protecting Confederate cemeteries post-Charlottesville, the Trump administration’s policy of withholding documents requested with FOIA at the Fish and Wildlife Service, and police fraternity allowing cops to escape DUI charges in Illinois. Also, an extensive FOIA-focused report details systemic flaws in the Illinois state FOIA process.

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Celebrate International Right To Know Day!

Celebrate International Right To Know Day!

This FOIA Friday coincides with a particularly special day for transparency enthusiasts throughout the world. Celebrate by quizzing yourself on global FOI facts and sending us your own!

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The CIA’s plan under Reagan: more covert action, more excessive secrecy

The CIA’s plan under Reagan: more covert action, more excessive secrecy

The Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives include several copies of one of its long-term plans, produced in 1980 and originally classified SECRET. The copies of the Summary Report reveal two things about the Agency: it was, in the immediate lead-up to the Reagan administration, determined to expand its scope of operations and collections, and seemingly to increase its covert activities, and it’s either negligent or incompetent when it comes to figuring out what’s actually classified and deciding what files can be released.

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UPDATED: The CIA's secret public email address

UPDATED: The CIA’s secret public email address

The CIA’s FOIA office has for years relied on a single fax machine, prompting jokes and criticism regarding the otherwise cutting-edge CIA insistence on the ‘80s technology instead of email. So why, in 2016, when the CIA finally implemented an email account for FOIA for requesters to use, wasn’t there greater fanfare? Because the CIA never told requesters about it.

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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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