AI Justice Wins Important Settlement in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case

This federal suit, filed in Miami District Court, sought to compel CBP to produce comprehensive documents regarding detention conditions at all short-term holding stations located in the Rio Grande Valley and resulted in the production of thousands of pages of substantive information over a period of several years. Additionally, AI Justice negotiated compensation for attorney fees and costs. A recent American Immigration Council report, “Hieleras (Iceboxes) in the Rio Grande Valley Sector: Lengthy Detention, Deplorable Conditions, and Abuse in CBP Holding Cells,” was based in large part on the quantitative data obtained through this litigation.