ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Five Years On, DHS Says it Needs More Time to Produce Detainee Data

Rate this Entry
A judge has criticized the government for its failure to produce documents requested by the American Civil Liberties Union five years ago regarding the conditions of thousands of detained immigrants around the country.

The government's earlier failure to produce the documents led the ACLU to file a Freedom of Information Act request in 2011. The ACLU is particularly concerned about individuals being detained on an indefinite basis and how DHS has decided which immigrants will be subjected to this extraordinary enforcement measure.

From the Associated Press:

"[US District Court Judge Richard Berman] said the government's continued refusal to produce documents had stymied efforts to reform a system in which thousands of immigrant detainees, some applicants for asylum, languish in immigration jails longer than six months.

He also attacked as "painstaking and riddled with further delay" the government's process for releasing documents, saying the government hasn't produced any
documents since his Sept. 9 order to release documents and had at times claimed it would take seven years to produce 100 files.

The government, though, said in its letter it is "not feasible" to produce documents from more than 22,000 individual files as ordered but said it can produce a reliable sample of 385 files within 15 months, with rolling releases within eight weeks of a revised order."

Submit "Five Years On, DHS Says it Needs More Time to Produce Detainee Data" to Facebook Submit "Five Years On, DHS Says it Needs More Time to Produce Detainee Data" to Twitter Submit "Five Years On, DHS Says it Needs More Time to Produce Detainee Data" to Google Submit "Five Years On, DHS Says it Needs More Time to Produce Detainee Data" to StumbleUpon Submit "Five Years On, DHS Says it Needs More Time to Produce Detainee Data" to Reddit Submit "Five Years On, DHS Says it Needs More Time to Produce Detainee Data" to Digg Submit "Five Years On, DHS Says it Needs More Time to Produce Detainee Data" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: