Availability of Recent Data
DHS/DOJ/OPM Policies Limit Access to
Warning: Previously available data are now being
Referrals by Lead Charge: The Department of Justice is now withholding information on the
lead charge of DHS criminal referrals. This affects FY1999 onward. TRAC is currently in
court challenging this withholding as unlawful under the Freedom of Information Act.
District-by-district criminal enforcement activities by the DHS, however, are still available.
DHS Criminal Referrals by
Program Category: Recently the Department of Justice started withholding data on the
program category of DHS criminal referrals, and TRAC has sued the government in federal court
for its release. This affects FY 2003 onward.
District-by-district criminal enforcment activities by the DHS, however, are still available.
DHS Staffing by Geographic
Location: The Office of Personnel Management on behalf of the DHS has begun withholding the
post of duty of DHS criminal investigators. This affects FY 2004 (beginning with the first quarter). The status of future information
is somewhat uncertain since the agency announced a reexamination of policies with respect
to the release of information on federal personnel. TRAC has written expressing its deep
concern over OPM's suspension of data releases and seeking details on the review process. At this juncture it appears
that a lawsuit will be required challenging this withholding as unlawful under the Freedom of Information Act.