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Will the DACA database be used  for deportations?

Will the DACA database be used for deportations?

With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program formally rescinded (with a six-month implementation delay), there have been a lot of questions about whether the databases created for the program - as well as state and local support programs - could ultimately be used against DACA recipients. Last November, one DACA recipient predicted just that situation in an unsuccessful plea to former President Barack Obama to delete the database, and now the issue is likely to play out across states and municipalities throughout the United States.

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Stories FOIA told this week goes rogue

Stories FOIA told this week goes rogue

Read our weekly series looking at the stories public records made possible before the inevitable gag order comes down.

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Help uncover the nation's dependence on local court fees and fines

Help uncover the nation’s dependence on local court fees and fines

For the past year, Sunlight has been actively exploring the landscape of U.S. criminal justice data. Now they need your help to get critical data on how cities are using fines to fund their operations - at the expense of justice.

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