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FOIA: DHS and State Department information systems

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.

Case status

The State Department and DHS have published web pages in response to this lawsuit. IRAP has also been receiving responsive documents.