A U.S. District Judge in New York ordered the government to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for a document that explains the policy mandating that states report detained immigrants to  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to have their legal status checked before being released.

New York recently announced that it would no longer comply with the program, stating that it was spending too much money holding detainees beyond a stay commensurate with the crime so their immigration status could be double-checked. Several states have recently announced similar refusals to comply.

Read more at the Washington Post.