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Case TitleAMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL v. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOM ENFORCEMENT et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01614
Date Filed2018-07-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffAMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL
Case DescriptionThe American Immigration Council submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning individuals who had been apprehended by CBP or ICE. AIC also requested a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, AIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DefendantUNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
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2018-07-091COMPLAINT For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5576653) filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Atty General, # 3 Summons for CBP, # 4 Summons for ICE, # 5 Summons for US Atty DC, # 6 Exhibit A, # 7 Exhibit B, # 8 Exhibit C, # 9 Exhibit D, # 10 Exhibit E)(Magid, Creighton) (Attachment 1 replaced on 7/9/2018) (zjd). (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-092LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-09Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zjd) (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-093ENTERED IN ERROR.....SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zjd) Modified on 7/10/2018 (zmd). (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-11NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 3 Summons Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney & U.S. Attorney General, was entered in error and counsel was instructed to refile said pleading because FOIA summons were not submitted. (zmd) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-164AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 07/16/2018)
2018-07-205REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 4 Amended Complaint, 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. Related document: 4 Amended Complaint filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL, 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL.(Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 07/20/2018)
2018-07-206REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 4 Amended Complaint, 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. Related document: 4 Amended Complaint filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL, 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 07/20/2018)
2018-07-207REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE ICE and US DC Atty re 4 Amended Complaint, 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. Related document: 4 Amended Complaint filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL, 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 07/20/2018)
2018-07-258SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (jf) (Entered: 07/25/2018)
2018-07-259MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Trina Realmuto, :Firm- American Immigration Council, :Address- 100 Summer Street, 23rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Phone No. - 857-305-3600. Fax No. - 202-507-7516 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5604831. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Trina Realmuto, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 07/25/2018)
2018-08-02MINUTE ORDER granting 9 Motion for Leave of Trina Realmuto to Appear Pro Hac Vice only upon condition that the lawyer admitted, or at least one member of the lawyer's firm, undergo CM/ECF training, obtain a CM/ECF username and password, and agree to file papers electronically. No court papers will be mailed to any lawyer. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/2/18. (DMK) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-0210RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/26/18. (Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-0211RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorneya. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney 7/26/2018. Answer due for ALL D.C. DEFENDANTS by 8/16/2018. (Magid, Creighton) Modified on 8/3/2018 to edit text to reflect correct party served (zrdj). (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-0212RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 7/11/2018 (Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-0213RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT served on 7/11/2018 (Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-0814NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Kolsky on behalf of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-0815Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 4 Amended Complaint by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-09MINUTE ORDER granting 15 Consent Motion for Extension of Time. Defendants must respond to plaintiff's amended complaint by August 16, 2018. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 08/09/2018. (lcabj3) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-1616Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 4 Amended Complaint by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-17MINUTE ORDER granting 16 Motion for Extension of Time. Defendants shall respond to plaintiff's amended complaint by September 17, 2018. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 08/17/2018. (lcabj3) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-09-1717ANSWER to 4 Amended Complaint by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT.(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 09/17/2018)
2018-09-18MINUTE ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendants shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of their production of documents to plaintiff, on or before October 16, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 09/18/2018. (lcabj3) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
2018-10-1618STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 10/16/2018)
2018-10-17MINUTE ORDER. The parties must submit a joint status report by November 15, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 10/17/2018. (lcabj3) (Entered: 10/17/2018)
2018-11-1519Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
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