DHS Hit With FOIA Suit Over Expedited Removal Procedures

Law360, New York (December 20, 2017, 6:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is being sued under the Freedom of Information Act for documents explaining its procedures and policies concerning expedited removal of people suspected of being undocumented immigrants, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in California federal court by a nonprofit investigative journalism group.

The Center for Investigative Reporting, which publishes the news site and radio program “Reveal,” accused the DHS of failing to release records it had requested pertaining to the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, saying that disclosure was “in the public interest” in light of new immigration procedures under the Trump...

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