The ACLU of Pennsylvania and Juntos have filed a Freedom Of Information Act request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding the enforcement actions by the Philadelphia ICE field office. The Philadelphia ICE field office has continued to take an aggressive stance on enforcement and removal during the Biden Administration. They have flouted their own agency guidance and have continued detaining people who clearly fall outside agency guidelines.

Given the cruel track record of the Philadelphia Field Office and the Biden Administration’s unconscionable decision to triple the number of detention beds available in the state, it is critical that we obtain records about ICE’s compliance with their priorities and to hold the Philadelphia ICE office accountable for problematic enforcement patterns and potential violations of the law.