ICE, CBP Hit With Suit Over Docs On 'Matador' Initiative

Law360 (May 17, 2018, 4:20 PM EDT) -- An immigrant advocacy group accused U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in New York federal court Wednesday of refusing to hand over records relating to an anti-gang initiative known as “Operation Matador,” which the group says is a pretext to target and detain immigrant youth of color.

The New York Immigration Coalition said it had tried in November to obtain information about Operation Matador, which purports to crack down on the Long Island, New York-based gang MS-13, under the Freedom of Information Act. However, ICE and CBP have both withheld documents that would “shed light” on...

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