ICE Continues to Stonewall on Immigration Enforcement Data
(10 Jan 2012) On January 4, 2012 TRAC published data provided by ICE which indicated that many fewer individuals had been apprehended, deported or detained by the agency than had been claimed in its official statements. ICE's response, while couched as criticisms of TRAC's "intellectual integrity," did in essence acknowledge that TRAC's analysis was correct: the data released by the agency accounted for far fewer apprehensions than the agency stated it had carried out.

ICE's response, however, did not explain why the agency's FOIA Office earlier had claimed that data to be complete. And ICE has not yet released the alleged missing data for the period in question. Thus, the public is still in the dark as to whether the agency actually has records that would back up its claims.

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