• IRLI Staff

Federation for American Immigration Reform v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

On behalf of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that will shed light on the formation of President Obama's unlawful executive amnesties. FAIR has been forced to file suit due to continued stonewalling by staffers within the agency, a violation of federal public records law and the spirit of government openness and transparency

FAIR's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request sought records regarding a series of meetings involving several top Obama appointees, including former Secretary Jeh Johnson and former White House advisor Cecilia Munoz, that took place in the summer of 2014 to discuss how to push through amnesty following the collapse of the Rubio-Schumer amnesty bill in congress. What eventuated, the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) announced in November of 2014, would later be struck down by the Supreme Court. IRLI uncovered the existence of these meetings last year through documents produced in another FOIA investigation. Those findings were originally published by Breitbart News (story found here).

See also:

IRLI sues DHS for Records Regarding the Creation of President Obama's Unlawful Executive Amnesties, July 18, 2017

IRLI is a supporting organization of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

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