Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Narrow FOIA Victory Against DOS in D.C.


"Section 1202(f) cannot be extended to cover materials unrelated to a visa issuance or denial simply because those documents are contained in a database among other documents that may pertain to visa issuances and denials. … Here, the Department concedes that this case does not involve the issuance or denial of a visa or permit application.  Accordingly, the Court finds that Document No. VI is not exempt from disclosure under 8 U.S.C. 1202(f) because it is not a document that pertains to the issuance or refusal of a visa." – Darnbrough v. U.S. Department of State, Feb. 20, 2013.