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FOIA News: DHS Hit With FOIA Suit Over Asylum Practices At Border

FOIA News (2018)Kevin SchmidtComment

DHS Hit With FOIA Suit Over Asylum Practices At Border

By Suzanne Monyak, Law360, June 13, 2018

An immigration advocacy group accused the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in D.C. federal court Tuesday of violating the Freedom of Information Act by withholding documents related to how border patrol agents process asylum requests.

The nonprofit American Immigration Council's complaint asks the court to force the DHS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hand over documents on their practices and policies when dealing with noncitizens who ask Border Patrol agents for asylum or express a fear of persecution in their home countries.
 

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