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Case TitleMUSLIM ADVOCATES et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01546
Date Filed2018-06-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffMUSLIM ADVOCATES
PlaintiffCENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
Case DescriptionMuslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights submitted FOIA requests to the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the waiver provisions of the Trump administration's enhanced vetting policies. Muslim Advocates and CCR also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. DHS granted the organizations' expedited processing and fee waiver requests. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied the organizations' request for expedited processing, but granted their request for a fee waiver. U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied the organizations' requests for expedited processing and a fee waiver. The Department of State did not acknowledge the organizations' request. After hearing nothing further from either agency, Muslim Advocates and CCR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantUNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DefendantUNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
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2018-06-281CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by MUSLIM ADVOCATES, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of related case form)(Shebaya, Sirine). (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-282COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5560468) filed by MUSLIM ADVOCATES, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. (Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-283REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by MUSLIM ADVOCATES,CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS .(Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-284ERRATA Complaint with exhibits by MUSLIM ADVOCATES, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit E)(Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-295NOTICE of Appearance by Sirine Shebaya on behalf of ALL PLAINTIFFS (Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-06-296NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Case related to Case No. 17-cv-2080. (zmd) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-06-29Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zmd) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-06-29SUMMONS Not Issued as to UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General, (zmd) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-06-297REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by MUSLIM ADVOCATES.(Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-07-098NOTICE of Appearance by Johnathan James Smith on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Smith, Johnathan) (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-109SUMMONS (1) Reissued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE (ztd) (Entered: 07/10/2018)
2018-07-1110SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (ztd) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
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