ADC Files Lawsuit Against DHS and ICE Concerning the "October Plan"


Washington, DC | October 17, 2006 | Today, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The lawsuit, which ADC filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), seeks information that would either validate or dispel the widespread perception that DHS and ICE have been misusing information from the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) to impermissibly target, or "profile," Arab-Americans and Muslims for general law enforcement purposes. In particular, this lawsuit demands the immediate disclosure of government records concerning the national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, and gender of the more than 230 individuals detain