CHICAGO — The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is seeking more information on how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s unconstitutional immigration ban. The Freedom of Information Act requests filed today ask, among other things, if the Customs and Border Enforcement (CBP) personnel are acting in violation of federal courts that ordered a stay on the ban’s implementation. The filing today is part of a coordinated effort from 49 ACLU affiliates, which filed 18 FOIAs with CBP field offices and its headquarters spanning 55 international airports across the country.
“The President’s order created confusion and chaos, visiting harm on thousands of travelers into O’Hare this past weekend,” said Rebecca Glenberg, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Illinois. “We hope to get more information about how this order is being interpreted and implemented to avoid further confusion.”
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