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ICE Insider

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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Digging into pandemic data with Documenting COVID-19

Digging into pandemic data with Documenting COVID-19

Documenting COVID-19, started at Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation and sponsored by MuckRock, hosts local, state and federal document sets related to the COVID-19 pandemic and supports related local reporting. In this training, Derek Kravitz, Mohar Chatterjee, and Kyra Senese share how they’ve tackled the project and how you can build on it.

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Redact yourself the easy way with #FOIAFacelift

Redact yourself the easy way with #FOIAFacelift

Ever wonder what your FBI file would look like? Want to share your wild (socially distanced) weekend pics without leaving too much incriminating evidence for potential future employers? We’ve got you covered with #FOIAFacelift, our new tool that FOIA-ifies your personal photos in seconds instead of months.

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FOIA Roundup: Trump transparency now and in the future, plus Michigan’s big FOIA fights

FOIA Roundup: Trump transparency now and in the future, plus Michigan’s big FOIA fights

What FOIA is and isn’t getting about the Trump administration, plus using privacy software to evade transparency in Michigan.

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We’re resuming monthly FOIA request follow-ups

We’re resuming monthly FOIA request follow-ups

In March, as government agencies closed or reconfigured operations at all levels, we paused our automated follow-up systems. Now that agencies are getting back to work at the new normal, we’re resuming our automated follow-up systems to ensure requests get a timely acknowledgment and response.

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EPA is latest agency to stop accepting FOIA requests via email

EPA is latest agency to stop accepting FOIA requests via email

Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s new FOIA regulations which were implemented back in July, the EPA is no longer accepting request submissions via email, joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in requiring requests be made through an online portal or snail mail.

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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
UPLOAD GOV DOCS