udicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for details on the Biden administration's outsourcing the U.S. asylum process in Mexico to the United Nations (UN) and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:21-cv-02303)).
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on August 30, 2021, after the State Department failed to respond to a May 12 FOIA request for:
All records regarding to the role of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and/or any non-profit organization in the processing of asylum seekers or other undocumented migrants in northern Mexico seeking entry into the United States. This request includes any related records of communication between any representative of the Department of State and any representative of the UNHCR and/or the IOM.