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A federal judge ruled that ICE violated FOIA.

 In December, a federal judge ruled that ICE violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when it denied immigration lawyers access to their client’s files. ICE’s reasoning was that the clients in ICE custody were “fugitives,” but that is not one of the stated exceptions under FOIA. ICE used this justification for denying FOIA requests at least 333 times between July 21, 2017 and April 4, 2019. As of this week, the government has about a month remaining to appeal the decision.

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