A Guide to Obtaining Detention Records
- Organization: BAJI
- Document Type: Training materials
- Date Created: Friday, December 23, 2022
- Attachment(s): LINK
The Council and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) published a guide to help individuals who have been detained by immigration agencies and their advocates request records about their detention. The guide walks individuals through the detention process and identifies the agencies that maintain documents and information about an individual’s detention, including oversight components of DHS that receive complaints from detained individuals. This step-by-step guide is intended to help demystify the process of getting documents from federal agencies under FOIA for people who have been detained and answer some of the questions inherent in the process.