Complaint on Behalf of UndocuBlack Network for Visa Sanctions Under FOIA
Advancement Project National Office, today, filed suit in federal court in the District of Columbia under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to ensure transparency and gather information surrounding the 2017 Visa Sanctions against Cambodia, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The lawsuit seeks to hold the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of State (the State Department), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accountable to releasing the information, initially requested over a year ago, regarding those affected by the sanctions, why these specific countries were targeted, as well as the nature of guidance and implementation from the agencies involved. The FOIA request was filed on behalf of the UndocuBlack Network, a multi-generational network that advocates on issues affecting the Black immigrant diaspora.