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