Heritage Foundation Sues Biden’s DHS for Failing to Answer FOIA Request


The Heritage Foundation has sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over its failure to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Daily Caller reported.

In January, the Heritage Foundation filed a FOIA request seeking information from DHS about “any stakeholders involved in the decision and any communications they may have had with Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas.”

The FOIA request comes after Biden’s lax enforcement of federal immigration law. For example, Biden ordered a 100-day moratorium on deportations on his first day in office. However, a federal judge prohibited Biden from enforcing the deportation moratorium.

The Heritage Foundation’s lawsuit argued DHS failed to comply with “statutory timelines” to provide the requested information, according to the Daily Caller.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas responds to lawmakers’ questions during a senate subcommittee hearing on homeland security at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on May 4, 2022. INSET: Photo of illegal immigrants heading across the U.S.-Mexico border. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan blasted President Joe Biden’s handling of federal immigration law and argued Biden “has effectively abolished ICE.”

Homan told the Daily Caller:

He has effectively abolished ICE, and that’s why we just saw the lowest deportation number in ICE’s history, and more than 14,000 criminal illegal aliens released into our communities. This lawsuit will hopefully shine a light on how we got here, and who else is responsible.

Many of Biden’s efforts to drawback enforcement of federal immigration laws have been stopped by Republican-led states like Texas who have consistently sued his administration in federal court.

Heritage Foundation Sues Biden DHS for Failing to Answer FOIA Request (breitbart.com)