The Usual Suspects
Fairfield County Weekly
The National Litigation Project used FOIA and a subsequent lawsuit to obtain thousands of pages of case files and memoranda from the Department of Homeland Security, which revealed that an investigation with the goal of disrupting terrorism anticipated around the 2004 election had targeted people based on religious and racial profiling.
A related story in the New York Times ("Inquiry Targeted 2,000 Foreign Muslims in 2004," http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/31/us/31inquire.html) noted that the investigation led to no arrests for terror-related crimes. In addition to the National Litigation Project, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee also sued for, and obtained the records.
DHS, ICE, immigration, profiling, election, terrorism, national security, Muslim, investigation
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