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Case TitleAISHAT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00143
Date Filed2018-01-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffAYMAN AISHAT
Case DescriptionAyman Aishat submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning his application to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, any evidence of his membership in the Holy Land Foundation, and records about him provided by other agencies. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services responded by providing 38 blank pages, indicating it had referred 31 pages to other agencies, and withheld seven pages under various exemptions. Aishat filed an administrative appeal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement responded to the portion of his appeal concerning the records referred by USCIS. ICE told Aishat that it was withholding 16 pages under various exemptions and that an additional 16 pages had been referred to DIA, although it was unclear whether or not that stood for Defense Intelligence Agency. Aishat filed an administrative appeal of the ICE decision. ICE remanded his case for further processing, but after hearing nothing further, he filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
DefendantU.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DefendantKIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DefendantL. FRANCIS CISSNA Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantTHOMAS D. HOMAN Deputy Director Performing the Duties of Director
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 2
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2018-01-221COMPLAINT against L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS D. HOMAN, KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5297405) filed by AYMAN AISHAT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 01/22/2018)
2018-01-222NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by AYMAN AISHAT. Case related to Case No. 17-CV-2097. (Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 01/22/2018)
2018-01-22Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (jd) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-263ENTERED IN ERROR......SUMMONS (8) Issued Electronically as to L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS D. HOMAN, KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) Modified on 2/9/2018 (jd). (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-02-09NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: 3 Summons Issued Electronically as to AUSA was entered in error and counsel is instructed to refile the correct summons for FOIA cases. (jd) (Entered: 02/09/2018)
2018-02-124REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by AYMAN AISHAT.(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 02/12/2018)
2018-02-135SUMMONS (8) Issued Electronically as to L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS D. HOMAN, KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (td) (Entered: 02/13/2018)
2018-03-096Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, (to April 11, 2018) by L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS D. HOMAN, KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 03/09/2018)
2018-03-12MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall respond to the Complaint on or before April 11, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/12/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 03/12/2018)
2018-03-12Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 4/11/2018. (nbn) (Entered: 03/12/2018)
2018-03-237NOTICE of Appearance by Claire M. Whitaker on behalf of All Defendants (Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-04-098Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to 5/11/18 by L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS D. HOMAN, KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-09MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 8 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall respond to the Complaint on or before May 11, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 4/9/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-10Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants' Answer due by 5/11/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 04/10/2018)
2018-05-099Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS D. HOMAN, KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-09MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 9 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall respond to the Complaint on or before June 11, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/9/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 6/11/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-06-0510NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 06/05/2018)
2018-06-1111Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS D. HOMAN, KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 06/11/2018)
2018-06-11MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 11 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall respond to the Complaint on or before July 11, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/11/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 06/11/2018)
2018-06-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 7/11/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 06/12/2018)
2018-07-1112Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to August 10, 2018 by L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS D. HOMAN, KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-11MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 12 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall respond to the Complaint on or before August 10, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/11/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-12Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer to the Complaint due by 8/10/2018. (tg) (Entered: 07/12/2018)
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