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
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