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FOIA Litigation

IRAP frequently requests documents relevant to our work through the Freedom of Information Act and, where necessary, we litigate the request. We are currently litigating FOIA requests seeking:

  • Policies and procedures applicable to the refugee program
  • Government contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq relevant to SIV applications
  • Documents relating to the Muslim ban
  • Documents relating to changes in policy to USCIS’ recognition of refugees’ marriages
  • Documents relating to changes in parole policy following Executive Order 13,767, which restricted grants of parole to individual “case-by-case” assessment and limited access to parole programs like the Central American Minors parole program.
  • Documents relating to surveillance of refugee communities in the United States

IRAP v. DHS and USCIS (19-2042)

IRAP is litigating a December 2017 FOIA request for records related to changes in parole policy following Executive Order 13,767, which restricted grants of parole to individual “case-by-case” assessment and limited access to parole programs like the Central American Minors parole program.

IRAP v. DHS and USCIS (19-2043)

IRAP is litigating a July 2018 FOIA request for changes in policy to USCIS’ recognition of refugees’ marriages, which are crucial to ensuring that refugee families can be resettled together or reunited.

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