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Nov 17, 2021
FOIA: “Meta-FOIA” and agency information systems
In this case, IRAP sought to compel DHS and the State Department to publish an index and descriptions of their major information systems online, so that FOIA requestors can better understand what information agencies have and how to ask for that information.
Jun 5, 2020
FOIA: Access to refugee applicant records
IRAP filed a lawsuit challenging USCIS’s policy of refusing to search the database it uses for refugee adjudications (called “WRAPS”) and claiming to have no records of refugee case files when responding to FOIA requests. Consistent with this policy, USCIS failed to produce a single document when IRAP requested its client’s refugee case file.