Immigration Enforcement Advocate Files FOIA Requests for Records about the Costs and Legal Justifica

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January 23, 2015

Educating the public about the true costs of Obama’s latest, lawless amnesty decree

(Washington, D.C.) – On behalf of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) today asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make public records pertaining to the upfront and estimated future costs of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program as well as records of the estimated fees to be received from the program’s applicants. Further, IRLI requested records pertaining to communication between the authors of the legal opinion that authorized DAPA and the Obama Administration and certain pro-open border advocacy groups as well as certain background information of the opinion’s authors.

IRLI also requested the still unreleased legal opinion of DAPA’s predecessor, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, along with records regarding that program’s so-called “lean and light” policy toward background checks-processing.

IRLI’s Executive Director, Dale Wilcox, commented, “The information requested will significantly contribute to public understanding of the operations and activities of government, especially regarding the DOJ’s made-to-order legal opinion that attempts to justify the rewriting of our immigration laws.”

IRLI’s requests are addressed to DHS’s Citizenship and Immigration Services and DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel.

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