ACLU Files Open Records Requests in States That Gave Trump Administration Ultimatum to Rescind DACA

Document Date: August 7, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia today filed open records requests with the federal government seeking any communications between state and federal government officials, including the office of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the White House, about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

State attorneys general and a governor from these states demanded in a late June letter to Attorney General Sessions that the Trump administration rescind the DACA program. The June 29 letter, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, threatens that if the administration does not agree by September 5 to end the DACA program, the states will amend an existing lawsuit in front of Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas to challenge the lawfulness of the program.

Requests by State

ACLU National Dept. of Justice open records request
ACLU National Dept. of Homeland Security open records request


ACLU of Alabama open records request


ACLU of Arkansas open records request


ACLU of Idaho open records request


ACLU of Kansas open records request


ACLU of Louisiana open records request


ACLU of Nebraska open records request

South Carolina:

ACLU of South Carolina open records request


ACLU of Tennessee open records request


ACLU of Texas open records request

West Virginia:

ACLU of West Virginia open records request

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