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FOIA News: Group Seeks Info on Immigrants & Crime

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Group Seeks Info on Immigrants & Crime

By Tim Ryan, Courthouse News Service, Nov. 3, 2016

An "immigration-reform" group sued the FBI and Bureau of Prison on Tuesday, seeking information it claims will show that the government undercounts crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) also sued the Office of Justice Programs in the federal FOIA complaint, seeking raw data from a Government Accountability Office report "relating to criminal aliens with arrests dating from August 1955 to April 2010."

FAIR says it submitted the FOIA request on behalf of Don Rosenberg, a resident of California ... [whose] son, Drew Rosenberg, was killed by an illegal alien in 2010."

In a statement announcing its lawsuit Wednesday, FAIR said: "That report, published in 2011 by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), attributed, at a minimum, over 20,000 killings of U.S. citizens and lawful residents to illegal aliens. Mr. Rosenberg's research indicates the figures are far higher."

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