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Case TitleAMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01390
Date Filed2018-06-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffAMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL
Case DescriptionThe American Immigration Council submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning policies for processing non-citizens seeking asylum. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, AIC filed a complaint with the Office of Government Information Services. Based on OGIS's queries, CBP processed the request and disclosed 16 pages with redactions. AIC filed an administrative appeal of CBP's decision, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, AIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantUNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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2018-06-121COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5531035) filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Civil Cover Sheet, # 17 Summons, # 18 Summons, # 19 Summons, # 20 Summons)(VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 06/12/2018)
2018-06-122Corporate Disclosure Statement by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. (VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 06/12/2018)
2018-06-133MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Catalina Vergara, :Firm- O'Melveny & Myers LLP, :Address- 400 South Hope Street. Phone No. - (213)-430-6000. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5532478. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Catalina Vergara in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-134MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Dimitri D. Portnoi, :Firm- O'Melveny & Myers LLP, :Address- 400 South Hope Street. Phone No. - (213)-430-6000. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5532521. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Dimitri D. Portnoi in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-135MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Alexander Slavin, :Firm- O'Melveny & Myers LLP, :Address- 400 South Hope Street. Phone No. - (213)-430-6000. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5532561. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Alexander Slavin in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-136MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Kyle Grossman, :Firm- O'Melveny & Myers LLP, :Address- 400 South Hope Street. Phone No. - (213)-430-6000. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5532571. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Kyle Grossman in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-14Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zsb) (Entered: 06/14/2018)
2018-06-147SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 06/14/2018)
2018-06-18MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice 3 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Catalina Vergara may appear pro hac vice in this case. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/18/18. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 06/18/2018)
2018-06-18MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice 4 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Dimitri D. Portnoi may appear pro hac vice in this case. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/18/18. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 06/18/2018)
2018-06-18MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice 5 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Alexander Slavin may appear pro hac vice in this case. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/18/18. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 06/18/2018)
2018-06-18MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice 6 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Kyle Grossman may appear pro hac vice in this case. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/18/18. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 06/18/2018)
2018-06-188STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/18/18. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 06/18/2018)
2018-07-129ENTERED IN ERROR. . . .CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL re 1 Complaint, 3 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: Catalina Vergara, 4 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: Dimitri D. Portnoi, 5 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: Alexander Slavin, 6 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: Kyle Grossman, 7 Summons, 8 Order . (Portnoi, Dimitri) Modified on 7/13/2018 (ztd). (Entered: 07/12/2018)
2018-07-1210RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/22/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/22/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/22/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 6/21/2018; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 6/21/2018 (ztd) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
2018-07-13NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 9 Certificate of Service, was entered in error and refiled said pleading using the correct event as docket entry no. 10 . (ztd) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
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