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Case TitleNATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD et al v. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02448
Date Filed2017-11-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffNATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD
PlaintiffMIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE
PlaintiffDETENTION WATCH NETWORK
Case DescriptionThe National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Muente Support Committee, and Detention Watch submitted 20 FOIA requests to regional offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning Operation Mega. The agency acknowledged receipt of 19 of the requests and told the organizations that the request was too broad. Based on information learned from ICE, the organizations clarified their requests to encompass another program called Operation Safety City. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the organizations filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantIMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
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2017-11-131COMPLAINT against IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5202424) filed by NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD, DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Agency, # 3 Summons to Attorney General, # 4 Summons to U.S. Attorney)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-142Corporate Disclosure Statement by NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-143Corporate Disclosure Statement by MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-144Corporate Disclosure Statement by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-145NOTICE of Appearance by Michael T. Kirkpatrick on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Kirkpatrick, Michael) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-146MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Paromita Shah, :Firm- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, :Address- 14 Beacon Street, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02108. Phone No. - (617) 227-9727. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5204168. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE, NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Paromita Shah, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-147MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Sejal Zota, :Firm- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, :Address- 14 Beacon Street, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02108. Phone No. - (617) 227-9727. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5204211. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE, NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Sejal Zota, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-14Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (md) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
2017-11-15SUMMONS Not Issued as to IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney & U.S. Attorney General. (INCORRECT SUMMONS WERE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED. FOIA SUMMONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED) (md) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
2017-11-158REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE with Corrected Summons Attached filed by NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD, DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Corrected Agency Summons, # 2 Corrected Attorney General Summons, # 3 Corrected U.S. Attorney Summons)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
2017-11-169SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (znmw) (Entered: 11/16/2017)
2017-11-1710RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/17/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/17/2017. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2017)
2017-11-17MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Paromita Shah is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/17/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 11/17/2017)
2017-11-17MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Sejal Zota is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/17/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 11/17/2017)
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