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Case TitleFEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM ("FAIR") v. U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00876
Date Filed2018-04-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffFEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM ("FAIR")
Case DescriptionThe Federation for American Immigration Reform submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning the top 20 H-1B employers submitting visa petitions as well as the top 100 non-profit organizations submitting H-1B cap exempt visa petitions. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, FAIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
DefendantUS CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
20 Massachusetts Ave, N.W.
Washington DC, DC 20001
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2018-04-131COMPLAINT against U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5422747) filed by FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM ("FAIR"). (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons Defendant, # 4 Summons US Attorney)(Axelrod, Julie) (Attachment 1 replaced on 4/16/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 04/13/2018)
2018-04-13Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zmd) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-162SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-173STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 4/17/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 04/17/2018)
2018-05-154RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/30/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/30/2018. (Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-05-155RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/30/2018. (Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-05-156RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES served on 4/14/2018 (Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
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