Sample ICE “Information Disclosure” Letter
This letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says that your personal information was revealed to the public. Personal information could include your name, date of birth, country of origin, and information about your immigration case. In November 2022, ICE posted personal information of more than 6,000 immigrants on their website for five hours. This “data breach” was unacceptable. ICE should have kept people’s information private, and they failed to do so.
Read this guide (in English and Spanish) for more information about the ICE data breach and steps you can take. The guide was created by other organizations: Human Rights First, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, and the National Immigrant Justice Center.
You can also speak with an attorney about next steps. Look for legal help here. People in detention or their loved ones can also try calling Freedom for Immigrants: 9233 (from inside detention) or 209-757-3733 (from outside detention).
Please note: If you have a final order of deportation, you may also have received a notice that looks like this, in addition to the information disclosure letter. If you received this second notice, it means that ICE will not deport you for at least 30 days. You DO NOT have to sign this notice. If you sign this notice, that means you agree to be deported.
This information is not intended to be legal advice.