Date AnnouncedDec. 1, 2020
BuzzFeed reports that on Dec. 1, ICE Office of Professional Responsibility issued a subpoena to BuzzFeed requesting sources of leaked emails that ICE attorneys sent in relation to "a fast-track deportation program and plans to fine certain undocumented immigrants."
Effective Date of ChangeDec. 1, 2020
Subsequent ActionDecember 9, 2020
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said that it would not enforce a subpoena demanding BuzzFeed News identify its sources, a retreat from its earlier attempt to interfere with a news outlet operating under the protections of the First Amendment.The Trump Administration Has Backed Down From Its Subpoena Demanding BuzzFeed News Divulge Its Sources
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: ICE