Public News ServiceSEATTLE -- Here in Washington and across the nation, civil rights and immigrants' advocacy groups are suing over the federal government's refusal to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request about a recently planned immigration raid.
In September, immigrant groups obtained details of "Operation Mega," which internal documents said would be the "largest raid in U.S. history." After it became public, more than 200 groups nationwide filed FOIA requests about it with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The requests were denied.