FOIA NOTES: Call for Border Patrol to Use Restraint against Rock Throwers Censored from DHS Report
FOIA Notes / Use of Force

FOIA NOTES: Call for Border Patrol to Use Restraint against Rock Throwers Censored from DHS Report

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) censored part of an internal report calling on U.S. Border Patrol agents to exercise restraint in confrontations with rock throwers at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to an article published in today’s Washington Post. First published by the DHS inspector general in September 2013 with significant redactions, a complete copy of … Continue reading

FOIA NOTES: U.S., Mexico Clashed over Deportation Program
Deportation / FOIA Notes

FOIA NOTES: U.S., Mexico Clashed over Deportation Program

Mexico and the United States disagreed over important aspects of a controversial U.S. deportation program, according to the declassified minutes of a 2011 bilateral meeting involving officials from both sides of the border. The meeting focused on Mexico’s complaints about the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP), through which the U.S. attempts to disrupt repeated attempts … Continue reading

FOIA NOTES: ICE’s Controversial Secure Communities Program
Deportation / FOIA Notes

FOIA NOTES: ICE’s Controversial Secure Communities Program

Recently, the Archive launched a new round of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on what has become one of the most controversial immigration enforcement initiatives in the United States: the Secure Communities deportation program. The data-sharing program requires participating state and municipal jurisdictions to run the fingerprints of arrestees through various federal law enforcement … Continue reading