Saturday, February 4th, 2017

ICE Takes A Year To Say It Can’t Find Data: Withholds information on deportation orders sought in Immigration Court

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"Syracuse, N.Y. — On April 20 the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) appealed to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) concerning its response to TRAC's April 25, 2011 request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for anonymous alien-by-alien data covering all individuals against whom the Department of Homeland Security had filed charges in Immigration Court.

After nearly a year on April 12, 2012 TRAC finally received a response dated April 5 from FOIA Officer Catrina M. Pavlik-Keenan in which she declined to provide any records. The rationale given was that the agency "cannot reliably identify" cases it has filed or has pending