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Obama Immigration Agency Exaggerating Deportations

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assistance in persuading the agency to act on our request."

It added, "OGIS, located in the National Archives and Records
Administration, was created by Congress in 2007 to serve as a

FOIA 'ombudsman' resolving conflicts between requesters and

agencies. But TRAC says this approach "was not very

successful," and in mid-October 2011 James V.M.L. Holzer, the

Director of Homeland Security's Public Liaison and Director of

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Disclosure and FOIA Operations, intervened in the case.

The organization added, "The failure of ICE to abide by the

mandate of the FOIA in a timely way about its immigration

enforcement actions during the five-year period covered by our

May 2010 request starkly contrasts with the repeated

transparency statements of President Obama, Attorney General

Eric Holder and many other administration officials since they

came to office almost three years ago."

TRAC also said ICE's exaggeration "appears to be a part of a

larger pattern." It said that, in a three-page letter dated September

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William Fisher has managed economic development programs in the Middle East and elsewhere for the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development. He served in the international affairs area in the Kennedy Administration and now (more...)

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