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ID:

560

Date:

2010-08-23

Headline:

Most Mexican nationals arrested in '06 Bellingham raid have left U.S.

Reporter's name:

Sam Taylor

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Bellingham Herald

City:

Bellingham, WA

Summary:

A 2006 immigration raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Bellingham led a local paper to file a FOIA for more information about the 26 people arrested on suspicion of immigration violations there, and eventually ICE responded that most arrestees had returned to Mexico, though eight are described only as "not in ICE custody."

Notes:

The Bellingham Herald filed a FOIA request on September 8, 2006, within days of ICE's August 30, 2006 raid. Nearly four years later, DHS notified the newspaper that its request for the names of those arrested was being finally and officially denied. However, after a reporter asked questions, a DHS spokeswoman noted that the change in presidential administrations had inspired the agency to volunteer to provide other information about the arrestees: nationality, age, gender, and immigration status.

Keywords:

ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS, Department of Homeland Security, raid, immigration, illegal immigrants, Bellingham, FOIA, Barack Obama, Mexico, Mexicans, detainees

URL:

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/08/20/1579640/most-mexican-nationals-arrested.html


Agencies:

DHS
ICE

States:

WA

Categories:

civil rights
FOIA
immigration
law enforcement


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