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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Your Rights to DHS Information under FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal statute. FOIA generally provides that any person has a right to request access to federal agency records. FOIA also establishes a presumption that records in the possession of agencies and departments of the Executive Branch of the U. S. government are accessible to the people, except to the extent the records are protected from disclosure by any of nine exemptions contained in the law or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.

 

Last Published Date: December 17, 2014
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