Judicial Watch victory: Court rules Obama Department of Homeland Security violated FOIA With stealth amnesty secrecy

From Market Watch:

WASHINGTON, DC, Mar 07, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Judicial Watch announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had failed to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in a Judicial Watch lawsuit seeking records related to the agency’s policy of suspending some illegal alien deportations. (Judicial Watch v United States Department of Homeland Security (No. 11-cv-00604)). The opinion was issued by The Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

The Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit concerns a DHS policy, implemented by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which led to the reduction of the deportation docket in Houston, Texas, by dismissing pending enforcement proceedings against illegal immigrants who DHS claimed did not have serious criminal records. Judicial Watch subsequently uncovered records showing that multiple deportation cases were dismissed against illegal immigrants who had committed serious felonies.