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ICE seeks to destroy records relating to immigrant abuse in detention centers

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 14, 2017

    ICE formally seeks approval from the National Archives and Records Administration to destroy "[r]ecords related to detainees, including incidents of sexual abuse and assault, escapes, deaths while in agency custody, telephone rates charged to detainees, alternatives to detention, logs and reports on status of detainees and detention facilities, and location and segregation of detainees." [ID #859]

    Federal Register Notice by National Archives and Records Administration

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Actions: Data and Reports Forms and Information Collection
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: ICE Other


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