April 12, 2018 - All
DOCUMENTING ICE was created in Prof. Matt Miller’s course, Programming for Cultural Heritage at Pratt’s School of Information by Mia Bruner. My goal was to see how programming could act as a tool to compile a central collection of records documenting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: FOIA requests, detention facilities, available government records, and resources. I used python to gather as many available records of ICE FOIA requests, detention facilities and investigations of facilities as I could. I merged my data with available data sets from the FOIA Project. Then I attempted to write scripts to clean the data and compile the most complete dataset possible..