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Case TitleAMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02142
Date Filed2017-10-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffAMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL
PlaintiffNEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION
PlaintiffNORTHWEST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT
PlaintiffONEAMERICA
PlaintiffMICHIGAN ORGANIZING PROJECT
PlaintiffMIGRANT JUSTICE
Case DescriptionThe American Immigration Council and five other immigrant rights' organizations submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning the agency's provision of interpretation services to other law enforcement agencies and its involvement in 911 dispatches. The agency had already responded to the organizations' 2012 requests, disclosing some 1700 redacted pages, but in 2014 the organizations submitted requests for updates to their original request. The agency again provided redacted records, primarily under Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques). The organizations filed another follow-up request in 2017. The organizations filed administrative appeals of earlier responses, but after the agency failed to respond to its 2017 request, American Immigration Council and the other immigrant rights' organizations filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantUNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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2017-10-171COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5163300) filed by Migrant Justice, OneAmerica, AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION, Michigan Organizing Project. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, # 3 Summons to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security via U.S. Attorney for D.D.C., # 4 Summons to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security via U.S. Attorney General, # 5 Summons to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, # 6 Summons to U.S. Customs and Border Protection via U.S. Attorney for D.D.C., # 7 Summons to U.S. Customs and Border Protection via U.S. Attorney General)(Crow, Melissa) (Entered: 10/17/2017)
2017-10-172LARGE ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENT(S) Exhibits to Complaint (Exhibit A) by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL, Michigan Organizing Project, Migrant Justice, NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, OneAmerica 1 Complaint,,, filed by Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Michigan Organizing Project, Migrant Justice, NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION, OneAmerica, AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B, # 2 Exhibit C, # 3 Exhibit D, # 4 Exhibit E, # 5 Exhibit F, # 6 Exhibit G, # 7 Exhibit H, # 8 Exhibit I, # 9 Exhibit J, # 10 Exhibit K, # 11 Exhibit L, # 12 Exhibit M, # 13 Exhibit N, # 14 Exhibit O, # 15 Exhibit P, # 16 Exhibit Q, # 17 Exhibit R, # 18 Exhibit S, # 19 Exhibit T, # 20 Exhibit U, # 21 Exhibit V, # 22 Exhibit W, # 23 Exhibit X, # 24 Exhibit Y, # 25 Exhibit Z, # 26 Exhibit AA, # 27 Exhibit AB)(Crow, Melissa) (Entered: 10/17/2017)
2017-10-17Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sth) (Entered: 10/18/2017)
2017-10-183SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(sth) (Entered: 10/18/2017)
2017-10-304MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Alexander K. Mircheff, :Firm- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, :Address- 333 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071. Phone No. - 213-229-7307. Fax No. - 213-229-3197 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5181389. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL, MICHIGAN ORGANIZING PROJECT, MIGRANT JUSTICE, NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION, NORTHWEST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT, ONEAMERICA (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Yang, Betty) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-305MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Matt Adams, :Firm- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, :Address- 615 Second Ave., Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98104. Phone No. - 206-957-8611. Fax No. - 206-587-4025 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5181544. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NORTHWEST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Yang, Betty) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-306MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Trina Realmuto, :Firm- American Immigration Council, :Address- 100 Summer Street, 23rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Phone No. - 857-305-3600. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5181560. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Yang, Betty) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-307MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Kristin Macleod-Ball, :Firm- American Immigration Council, :Address- 100 Summer Street, 23rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Phone No. - 857-305-3722. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5181573. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Yang, Betty) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-308RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/23/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/22/2017. (Yang, Betty) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-309RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/20/2017. (Yang, Betty) Modified date of service on 10/31/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-30MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that 4 , 5 , 6 , and 7 Motions for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice are GRANTED. Attorneys Alexander K. Mircheff, Matt Adams, Trina Realmuto, and Kristin Macleod-Ball are hereby admitted pro hac vice to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for this case. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/30/2017. (lccrc1) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-31NOTICE OF ERROR re 7 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice; emailed to byang@gibsondunn.com, cc'd 3 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Document incomplete/illegible, 2. Exhibit A will not open; Error received; Please refile a corrected Exhibit A as an attachment to an Errata. (znmw, ) (Entered: 10/31/2017)
2017-10-3110ERRATA Corrected Exhibit A by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL 7 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Kristin Macleod-Ball, :Firm- American Immigration Council, :Address- 100 Summer Street, 23rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Phone No. - 857-305-3722. Filing fee $ 100, receipt num filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. (Yang, Betty) (Entered: 10/31/2017)
2017-11-1311RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 10/23/2017 (Yang, Betty) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-1312RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 10/21/2017 (Yang, Betty) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-1413NOTICE of Appearance by Trina Ann Realmuto on behalf of AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Realmuto, Trina) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
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