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Case TitleNational Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2018cv00659
Date Filed2018-01-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ronnie Abrams
PlaintiffNational Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
PlaintiffMargaret Satterthwaite
Case DescriptionThe National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State for records concerning the government's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status to Haitian refugees. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, The National Immigration Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Department of State
DefendantU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
DefendantU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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2018-01-251FILING ERROR - PDF ERROR - CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-252COMPLAINT against Department of Homeland (DHS), Department of State - USA, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14620466)Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit Exhibit 9)(Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-253FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney, re: 2 Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-254FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Jefferson B. Sessions, III, U.S. Attorney General, re: 2 Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-255FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Joseph Maher, Office of the General Counsel, DHS, re: 2 Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-256FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Office of the Legal Adviser, DOS, re: 2 Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-257FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to ICE, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, re: 2 Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-258RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite.(Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-259NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Nancy Babette Morawetz on behalf of National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Morawetz, Nancy) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-2510NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Sejal Ramnik Zota on behalf of National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. (Zota, Sejal) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-2511NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Sejal Ramnik Zota on behalf of Margaret Satterthwaite. (Zota, Sejal) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING PARTY MODIFICATION. Notice to attorney Jessica Louise Rofe. The party information for the following parties has been modified: Department of Homeland (DHS), Department of State - USA, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Margaret Satterthwaite. The information for the parties has been modified for the following reason: party name contained a typographical error. (pne) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney Jessica Louise Rofe. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: County code New York; Fee Status code due (due). The following corrections have been made to your case entry: the County code has been modified to Suffolk; the Fee Status code has been modified to pd (paid). (pne) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-26CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Analisa Torres. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (pne) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-26Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (pne) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-26Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT CIVIL COVER SHEET. Notice to attorney Jessica Louise Rofe to RE-FILE Document No. 1 Civil Cover Sheet. The filing is deficient for the following reason: the caption entered on the civil cover sheet form does not match the caption on the pleading. Re-file the document using the event type Civil Cover Sheet found under the event list Other Documents and attach the correct PDF. Use civil cover sheet issued by S.D.N.Y. dated June 2017. The S.D.N.Y. Civil Cover Sheet dated June 2017 is located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/file/forms/civil-cover-sheet.. (pne) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-2612CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Jessica Louise Rofe to RE-FILE Document No. 5 Request for Issuance of Summons, 3 Request for Issuance of Summons, 4 Request for Issuance of Summons, 6 Request for Issuance of Summons, 7 Request for Issuance of Summons,. The filing is deficient for the following reasons: The parties names for whom the issuance of summons is requested is not listed on the pleading; the defendant's name the summons is addressed to was entered incorrectly on the docket entry text. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (pne) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-29NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Ronnie Abrams. Judge Analisa Torres is no longer assigned to the case. (bcu) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-2913REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Homeland Security, re: 2 Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-2914REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of State, re: 2 Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-2915REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, re: 2 Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-3016ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Homeland Security. (vf) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-3017ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of State. (vf) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-3018ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (vf) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-3019SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED Summons and Complaint,, served. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement served on 1/30/2018, answer due 2/20/2018; United States Department of Homeland Security served on 1/30/2018, answer due 2/20/2018; United States Department of State served on 1/30/2018, answer due 2/20/2018. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-3120ORDER: This case has been assigned to me for all purposes. Plaintiffs are directed to notify the Court when service has been executed on Defendants, after which the Court will promptly schedule an initial conference. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 1/31/2018) (rj) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
2018-02-0221ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that counsel for all parties appear for an initial status conference on February 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 1506 of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, by February 12, 2018, the parties submit a joint letter, not to exceed five (5) pages, providing the following information in separate paragraphs. Plaintiffs are ordered to serve Defendants with a copy of this order and to file an affidavit on ECF certifying that such service has been effectuated. And as set forth herein. SO ORDERED. Initial Conference set for 2/15/2018 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 1506, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Ronnie Abrams. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 2/02/2018) (ama) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-0522NOTICE of Service of Court's Order. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Morawetz, Nancy) (Entered: 02/05/2018)
2018-02-0523NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Caleb Hayes-Deats on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State. (Hayes-Deats, Caleb) (Entered: 02/05/2018)
2018-02-1224LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference addressed to Judge Ronnie Abrams from Caleb Hayes-Deats dated February 12, 2018., LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time addressed to Judge Ronnie Abrams from Caleb Hayes-Deats dated February 12, 2018. Document filed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State.(Hayes-Deats, Caleb) (Entered: 02/12/2018)
2018-02-1225ORDER granting 24 LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference addressed to Judge Ronnie Abrams from Caleb Hayes-Deats dated February 12, 2018., LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time addressed to Judge Ronnie Abrams from Caleb Hayes-Deats dated February 12, 2018. Document filed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State. Application granted. So ordered. (Initial Conference set for 2/20/2018 at 11:30 AM before Judge Ronnie Abrams.); granting 24 Letter Motion for Extension of Time. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 2/12/2018) (rjm) (Entered: 02/13/2018)
2018-02-1426NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF PRO BONO COUNSEL by Jessica Louise Rofe on behalf of National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-1427NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF PRO BONO COUNSEL by Jessica Louise Rofe on behalf of National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-1428FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - FILED AGAINST PARTY ERROR - FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 2 Complaint,, against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. Related document: 2 Complaint,,. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit Exhibit 12)(Rofe, Jessica) Modified on 2/15/2018 (pc). (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-1429FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, re: 28 Amended Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) Modified on 2/15/2018 (pc). (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-15***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT PLEADING. Notice to Attorney Jessica Louise Rofe to RE-FILE re: Document No. 28 Amended Complaint,,,. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): all of the parties listed on the pleading were not entered on CM ECF; the wrong party/parties whom the pleading is against were selected; Parties added to CM ECF must exactly match what is listed on the amended complaint caption title. Add United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to CM ECF. Docket the event type Add Party to Pleading found under the event list Complaints and Other Initiating Documents. Re-file the pleading using the event type Amended Complaint found under the event list Complaints and Other Initiating Documents - attach the correct signed PDF - select the individually named filer/filers - select the individually named party/parties the pleading is against. (pc) Modified on 2/15/2018 (pc). (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-15***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Jessica Louise Rofe to RE-FILE Document No. 29 Request for Issuance of Summons,. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): The summons requested was not processed due to the deficient pleading. Please file your request for summons when you correct and refile your pleading. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (pc) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1530FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 2 Complaint,, 28 Amended Complaint,,, against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State.Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. Related document: 2 Complaint,, 28 Amended Complaint,,,. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12)(Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1531FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, re: 30 Amended Complaint. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) Modified on 2/15/2018 (sj). (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1532ENDORSED LETTER: addressed to [Not Addressed], from Sarah D. Thompson, dated 2/5/2018, re: LAW STUDENT INTERN APPEARANCE FORM. ENDORSEMENT: I authorize this student: (a) to appear in court or other proceedings on behalf of the above client, and (b) to prepare documents on behalf of the above client. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 2/15/2018) (ap) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1533ENDORSED LETTER: addressed to [Not Addressed], from Kevin Siegel, dated 2/5/2018, re: LAW STUDENT INTERN APPEARANCE FORM. ENDORSEMENT: I authorize this student: (a) to appear in court or other proceedings on behalf of the above client, and (b) to prepare documents on behalf of the above client. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 2/15/2018) (ap) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1534ENDORSED LETTER: addressed to [Not Addressed], from Nora Searle, dated 2/5/2018, re: LAW STUDENT INTERN APPEARANCE FORM. ENDORSEMENT: I authorize this student: (a) to appear in court or other proceedings on behalf of the above client, and (b) to prepare documents on behalf of the above client. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 2/15/2018) (ap) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1535ENDORSED LETTER: addressed to [Not Addressed], from Fatima Carrillo, dated 2/5/2018, re: LAW STUDENT INTERN APPEARANCE FORM. ENDORSEMENT: I authorize this student: (a) to appear in court or other proceedings on behalf of the above client, and (b) to prepare documents on behalf of the above client. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 2/15/2018) (ap) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-15***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Jessica Louise Rofe to RE-FILE Document No. 31 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): All parties must be listed in caption. If all defendant's names do not fit, list leading defendant followed by "et al". Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (sj) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1536REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, re: 30 Amended Complaint,,. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1637ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (laq) (Entered: 02/16/2018)
2018-02-1638LETTER addressed to Judge Ronnie Abrams from Nancy Morawetz and Caleb Hayes-Deats dated 02/16/2018 re: Initial Conference. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Margaret Satterthwaite.(Morawetz, Nancy) (Entered: 02/16/2018)
2018-02-20Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Ronnie Abrams: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 2/20/2018. (arc) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-2039SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 2/16/2018, answer due 3/9/2018. Service was made by MAIL. Document filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; Margaret Satterthwaite. (Rofe, Jessica) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
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