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Freedom of Information Act Office

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA) will have limited access for processing incoming physical mail due to the national response to COVID-19. It is highly recommended that all correspondence regarding FOIA requests be sent electronically to ice-foia@ice.dhs.gov to avoid delay in processing.

It has come to the attention of ICE that the call number to the ICE FOIA Office has been compromised and improperly used to target individuals. If you have received such a call or text message, please disregard it. Please know that the ICE FOIA Office does not directly call individuals to obtain personal information, facilitate transactions, or demand money. ICE is aware and is taking appropriate action to resolve the situation.

"We help maintain transparency."

The ICE Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office serves those seeking more information about ICE and its operations by providing accurate information about agency functions and operations without compromising privacy, national security or the ICE mission. The FOIA Office also develops internal policies and promotes awareness and compliance with FOIA requirements.

To file a FOIA request, check the status of an existing request or review publicly available documents in the ICE FOIA Library, visit the ICE FOIA page.

The FOIA Office is a centralized office that receives, tracks and processes all FOIA requests according to the law. Anyone can request access to federal agency records or information under federal FOIA law. Federal agencies are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions or three exclusions under the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court.

Mission

The FOIA Office ensures openness and transparency to better serve those seeking more information about ICE and its operations. The FOIA Office provides information about ICE functions and operations without compromising privacy, national security or the ICE mission. The FOIA Office also develops internal policies and promotes awareness and compliance with the FOIA requirements.

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ICE FOIA Library

ICE FOIA Library

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File a FOIA Request

File a FOIA Request

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Request an A-File

Request an A-File

Updated: 01/07/2021