FOIA Advisor

FOIA Focus: Update to Q&A with Ian Smith

FOIA Focus (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Nearly two years ago, this website published an interview with Ian Smith, whose job responsibilities then included submitting Freedom of Information Act requests for the Immigration Reform Law Institute.  Earlier this week, The Atlantic reported that Mr. Smith had recently resigned as a program analyst at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security following the revelation of emails connecting him to white-nationalist activists.  To our further surprise, The Atlantic referenced several portions of our interview of Mr. Smith.  Although The Atlantic did not believe it was necessary to contact us for comment, we wish to inform our readers that we have never been aware of Mr. Smith's activities, nor do we endorse the views of white nationalists.