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Judicial Watch v. Pasadena Police Department (No. GC-045609) – documents regarding PPD’s illegal alien policies

Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Pasadena Police Department (PPD) and PPD Police Chief Christopher Vicino, to obtain documents related to the department’s alleged illegal alien sanctuary policy. Chief Vicino reportedly indicated that the department prevents his officers from “asking about anybody’s legal status unless it is a matter…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of State (No. 08-1011)

Judicial Watch lawsuit to obtain records regarding communications and contacts between the U.S. Department of State and other entities, including U.S. government agencies and the Government of Mexico, involving Mexican national Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, who was shot by U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean in a drug-related incident near the…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Labor (No. 10-1567) – documents regarding the We Can Help program to pay illegal immigrants a “rightful wage”

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Labor to obtain records regarding the We Can Help program which encourages illegal aliens to contact the government for assistance in earning fair wages from employers.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 08-1161) – T & U visas

Judicial Watch lawsuit to obtain records detailing the distribution or allocation of T and U visas, establishing the legal and/or policy basis for alien eligibility for T and/or U visas, and detailing the basis for establishing the number of T and U visas distributed per year, as well as statistical…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 11-804) – communications between USCIS and Congress regarding backdoor amnesty

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to obtain information about efforts to enact backdoor amnesty, specifically communications between United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and David Shahoulian. The agency responded that they did not

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 10-301) – S Visas

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to obtain information regarding the Obama administration’s distribution of S Visas. S Visas are granted to alien informants who help U.S. law enforcement officers to investigate and prosecute criminal and terrorist activities.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 09-1799) – documents regarding changes to immigration policy 287(g).

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for all records related to the government’s decision to reform 287(g), a federal program that trains local law enforcement officers in illegal immigration enforcement techniques.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 09-151) – records on cease & desist order for alien fugitive apprehensions

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to obtain documents regarding a “cease-and-desist” order on fugitive apprehensions. Following the production of documents, the case was closed in April 2010.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 09-150) – 2008 mexican border incursion reports

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Customs and Border Patrol to obtain documents relating to incidents and incursions along the U.S.-Mexico border during 2008.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 08-2133)

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Customs and Border Patrol to obtain video from cameras placed along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas.