AHA Executive Director Sends Letter to NARA Opposing Destruction of ICE Records

July 25, 2018 - On July 25, AHA executive director James Grossman sent a letter to David Ferriero, archivist of the United States, opposing any "threats to the preservation of records relating to the treatment of immigrants by the US Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." Given the historical significance of recent events surrounding immigration, the American Historical Association urges the archives to "deny any request for authorization to permit ICE or the Border Patrol to destroy records related to individuals in their custody."