Original Date AnnouncedJune 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.
[ID #1000]The Nation: ICE Just Became Even Less Transparent
Effective DateJune 11, 2020
Current StatusFully in Effect
Original Trump Policy StatusStatus: Final/ActualTrump Administration Action: Agency DirectiveSubject Matter: InteriorAgencies Affected: ICE
Associated or Derivative Policies
- February 4, 2020 Reported: Trump Administration designates CBP as a Security Agency
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.