FOIA Case: Abuse of Haitian Asylum Seekers in Del Rio, TX

Black-led immigrant justice organizations Haitian Bridge Alliance, UndocuBlack Network, and African Communities Together filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint in the Southern District of New York seeking records from the U.S. government on the abuse of Haitian asylum seekers in Del Rio, TX in September 2021. At the time of filing the lawsuit, nearly a year after the original request was submitted on October 1, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) had produced a single document, while the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had produced nothing. Since filing, DHS continues to attempt to flout accountability and transparency around the devastation that took place in Del Rio. Justice Action Center, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Innovation Law Lab are co-counsel.

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Court: Southern District of New York

Case No: 2:21-cv-00395

Date filed: 9/30/22

Judge(s): Ramos


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