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April 26, 2021
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Under federal law, student borrowers are entitled to discharge of their federal student loans if they can show that the…
March 25, 2021
On February 21, 2020, Public Citizen submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Labor…
March 04, 2021
Established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act, the H-2A visa program allows employers to hire foreign workers to…
Sierra Club submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking documents created by the Fish & Wildlife Service and…
March 01, 2021
In March 2015, DHS announced in a press release that five separate investigations led by DHS’s U.S. Immigration and Customs…
February 05, 2021
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the administrative body within the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) responsible for…
January 19, 2021
We brought this action under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel OSHA to release summary work-related injury and…
January 12, 2021
On May 8, 2018, Public Citizen sent the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request under the Freedom of…
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