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Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Obama-Era Records on Refugee Resettlement Site Locations

Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188
 
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for records on sites that were considered for the resettlement of refugees in the United States during the last two years of the Obama administration. (Judicial Watch vs. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-01244))

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the State Department failed to respond to a February 23, 2017, FOIA request seeking:
  • All records reflecting the locations within the United States that were considered as possible sites for refugee resettlement under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in 2015 and 2016.
     
  • All records reflecting the criteria used to determine suitability of locations as refugee resettlement sites in 2015 and 2016.
     
  • All records reflecting the names of local organizations promoting any of the locations identified above for consideration...

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