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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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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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This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump's family separation policy leaves a paper trail, and Orlando's "bureaucratic inertia" stalled a life-saving response plan ahead of Pulse shooting

This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump’s family separation policy leaves a paper trail, and Orlando’s “bureaucratic inertia” stalled a life-saving response plan ahead of Pulse shooting

In this week’s FOIA round-up, public records confirm the Trump administration’s intentional policy of family separation and shine light on a stalled Orlando Fire Department policy that could have saved lives during the Pulse Nightclub shooting. In public records law news, a provision of a November ballot initiative could expose San Francisco’s lauded Sunshine Ordinance to lawmaker interference.

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U.S. Marshals hires private prison giant CoreCivic to hold 1,350 prisoners in Mississippi

U.S. Marshals hires private prison giant CoreCivic to hold 1,350 prisoners in Mississippi

Private prison company CoreCivic sees growth in demand from U.S. Marshals Service as part of its forward-moving plan.

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USCIS is refocusing its efforts on denaturalization

USCIS is refocusing its efforts on denaturalization

Carrying on an Obama-era interest in identifying citizenship granted on fraudulent information, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is redirecting resources to focus on finding anyone who may have made false statements during the naturalization process.

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To get some immigration-related records, FOIA is the only option

To get some immigration-related records, FOIA is the only option

The United States of America is the primary destination for more members of the global migrant population than any other country. To handle the constant influx of foreign individuals - both legally-authorized and otherwise - across the borders, the federal government relies on a handful of agencies to funnel foreign visitors and residents in and out of the country. The Freedom of Information Act and equivalent state laws can help to shed some light into how the immigration system on all levels is working - or not.

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FOIAing the Trump administration: local ICE impacts and ongoing industry ties

FOIAing the Trump administration: local ICE impacts and ongoing industry ties

The best records requests are specific, so if you want to know how the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement tactics are impacting your area, why not ask your local institutions?

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ICE "overbroad" response