Feds deny FOIA request by reporters for the criminal rap sheets of illegal immigrants

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Despite granting similar requests nationwide, including by The Boston Globe and subsequent impressive investigative journalism, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by a newspaper in Arizona, the Casa Grande Dispatch, for the criminal backgrounds of illegal immigrants who have been released in the state.

Obviously, some reporters with the Dispatch are following the lead of the Globe, looking to do an investigation of criminal aliens in Arizona.

I’ve got news for the corrupt, colluding bureaucrats: the public does indeed have a right to know who is walking the streets. That is the greater public interest, not the privacy of illegal aliens.

ajh

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