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Case TitleCommonwealth of Massachusetts et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
CityBoston
Case Number1:2017cv12022
Date Filed2017-10-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
PlaintiffCommonwealth of Massachusetts
PlaintiffState of California
PlaintiffDistrict of Columbia
PlaintiffState of Hawaii
PlaintiffState of Iowa
PlaintiffState of Illinois
PlaintiffState of Maryland
PlaintiffState of New York
PlaintiffState of Oregon
PlaintiffState of Washington
Case DescriptionThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and eight other states submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the agency's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, records of arrests and/or detentions of individuals at certain locations, and records related to detainer requests and databases. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and the other states filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division of the Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantUnited States Customs and Border Protection
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2017-10-171COMPLAINT against All Defendants Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-6843571 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, District of Columbia, State of California, State of Hawaii, State of Illinois, State of Iowa, State of Maryland, State of New York, State of Oregon, State of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Category Form, # 3 Summons)(Sclarsic, Jonathan) (Attachment 1 replaced on 10/17/2017 due to fillable format) (DaSilva, Carolina). (Attachment 2 replaced on 10/17/2017 due to fillable format) (DaSilva, Carolina). (Attachment 3 replaced on 10/17/2017 due to fillable format) (DaSilva, Carolina). (Entered: 10/17/2017)
2017-10-172ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell. (Caruso, Stephanie) (Entered: 10/17/2017)
2017-10-173Summons Issued as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (DaSilva, Carolina) (Entered: 10/17/2017)
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