The DLF Records Transparency and Accountability group hosted a special presentation on Federal Records Transparency and Immigrant Justice, featuring presentations by Emily Creighton (Deputy Legal Director, American Immigration Council), Victoria López (senior staff attorney at the National Prison Project of the ACLU), and Guillermo Cantor (Director of Research, American Immigration Council). Panelists offered an overview of FOIA and records transparency in the context of immigrant justice work; discussed how advocacy, research, and legal challenges to unlawful agency practices are informed by FOIA work; and touched on the particular challenges and rewards of pursuing transparency work in the Trump era. More information is available on the group’s wiki.
Articles and resources:
- 1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE., The Intercept
- American Immigration Council’s Most Recent FOIA
- No Action Taken: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse
- FOIA wiki page on FOIA Collaboration