ICE way behind on processing FOIA requests, federal case in Denver shows

Westword: A local civil-rights organization has taken Immigration and Customs Enforcement to federal court for failing to fulfill open-records requests in a timely manner. The case against ICE, which is being heard in Denver and has been brought forward by the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, centers on the agency’s processing of Freedom of Information Act requests.

The case is offering a rare glimpse into how ICE, a growing and largely secretive government bureaucracy, handles open-records requests — a relatively routine process that’s predicated on government transparency.

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