IRAP filed this lawsuit to compel DHS and the State Department to publish an index and descriptions of their major information systems. IRAP is also seeking records explaining how USCIS and the State Department process FOIA requests.
FOIA requires agencies to publish an index of their major information systems and their descriptions so that FOIA requesters can better understand what information agencies have and how to ask for that information. IRAP is suing because neither DHS nor the State Department had complied with this requirement.
- November 17, 2021: Complaint is filed
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Nov 17, 2021
Learning How to Ask: Why immigration advocates should care about the FOIA’s Infosystems Requirement
Today, IRAP filed a lawsuit against DHS, USCIS, and DoS under the Freedom of Information Act. Our quarrel began when IRAP asked these agencies to produce documents and the agencies did not respond. This time, however, IRAP is after more than just documents.
November 17, 2021 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive ReliefView Document +