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Trump Administration designates ICE a "security/sensitive" agency

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 26, 2020

    A leaked internal ICE memo reported in The Nation announces that, as of June 11, 2020, OPM has approved ICE's request to be designated a "security/sensitive" agency for FOIA purposes. This designation grants ICE greater secrecy by exempting all employment records (including name, job title, grade level, position description, duty station, and salary) from disclosure to the public. The report includes a copy of the memo.

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  2. Effective Date

    June 11, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • According to the leaked memo obtained by The Nation, some ICE officials (law enforcement officers and national security professionals) were previously classified as working in "sensitive" occupations, exempting some employment information from FOIA disclosure.


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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