Takeaways from the Department of Homeland Security’s annual FOIA report

The Department of Homeland Security, like other federal agencies, puts out an annual report about the Freedom of Information requests it has received, most of which are destined for its immigration-focused components, often from individuals looking to obtain their own documents.

According to the report, DHS received 395,751 FOIA requests in 2018, the most of any federal department or agency. Over the last four fiscal years, the department says it has processed an average of 42 percent of all requests in the federal government, while only accounting for about 10 percent of FOIA-associated expenses.

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( Image via Department of Homeland Security on flickr )

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