Extreme Vetting Initiative FOIA
FOIA Request Overview
In February 2017, Muslim Advocates and thirty co-requesters filed a FOIA request seeking information on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) program called the “Extreme Vetting Initiative,” which sought to screen non-citizens for investigation based on vague and subjective criteria.
ICE publicly backed away from many of the most troubling aspects of the Extreme Vetting Initiative in mid-2018, declaring that it would not seek to use automated search tools to generate leads for investigation.
Date filed: March 1, 2018