FOIA Request Overview
In June 2018, Muslim Advocates and Americans for Immigrant Justice submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security detailing violations of Muslim immigration detainees’ free exercise rights at a facility in Glades County, Florida. Among other violations found, the facility prevented individuals from fasting during Ramadan, would not provide religiously mandated diets, and denied or unduly delayed Quran requests.
In order to obtain additional information about the treatment of these detainees and the denial of their rights, Muslim Advocates and Americans for Immigrant Justice also submitted a Florida state records request to the facility at which these individuals were being held.
Date filed: June 29, 2018