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Case TitleCouncil on American-Islamic Relations - Connecticut et al v. US Citizenship and Immigration Services et al
DistrictDistrict of Connecticut
CityNew Haven
Case Number3:2017cv01061
Date Filed2017-06-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Alfred V. Covello
PlaintiffCouncil on American-Islamic Relations - Connecticut
PlaintiffMake the Road New York
Case DescriptionThe Council on American-Islamic Relations-Connecticut and Make the Road New York submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning policies regarding screening of individuals at ports of entry. The organizations also submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning the criteria used in considering visa applications. The organizations also submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning criteria used in considering visa applications. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Connecticut and Make the Road New York filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUS Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantU.S. Customs and Border Protection
DefendantU.S. Department of State
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2017-06-271COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $400 receipt number 0205-4448842.), filed by Council on American-Islamic Relations - Connecticut, Make the Road New York.(Ahmad, Muneer) Modified on 6/27/2017 (Walker, A). (Entered: 06/27/2017)
2017-06-27Judge Alfred V. Covello added. (Anastasio, F.) (Entered: 06/27/2017)
2017-06-272ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER Signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello on 6/27/2017.(Hushin, Z.) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-283NOTICE TO COUNSEL/PRO SE PARTIES : Counsel or pro se parties initiating or removing this action are responsible for serving all parties with attached documents and copies of 2 Electronic Filing Order, 1 Complaint filed by Council on American-Islamic Relations - Connecticut, Make the Road New York Signed by Clerk on 6/28/2017.(Hushin, Z.) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-294EXHIBIT A-I by Council on American-Islamic Relations - Connecticut, Make the Road New York re 1 Complaint. (Ahmad, Muneer) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-07-12Request for Clerk to issue summons as to All Defendants. (Ahmad, Muneer) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
2017-07-135ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 and LR 4 as to *U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of State, US Citizenship and Immigration Services* with answer to complaint due within *30* days. Attorney *Muneer I. Ahmad* *Jerome N. Frank Legal Services - Wall St - Yale Law School* *127 Wall Street* *New Haven, CT 06511*. (Hushin, Z.) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-146NOTICE of Appearance by Michael J. Wishnie on behalf of Council on American-Islamic Relations - Connecticut, Make the Road New York (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-147SUMMONS Returned Executed by Council on American-Islamic Relations - Connecticut, Make the Road New York. U.S. Customs and Border Protection served on 7/14/2017, answer due 8/13/2017; U.S. Department of State served on 7/14/2017, answer due 8/13/2017; US Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 7/14/2017, answer due 8/13/2017. (Ahmad, Muneer) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
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