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Case TitleNATIONAL PRESS CLUB JOURNALISM INSTITUTE et al v. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02932
Date Filed2018-12-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffNATIONAL PRESS CLUB JOURNALISM INSTITUTE
PlaintiffKATHY KIELY
Case DescriptionKathy Kiely, Press Freedom Fellow at the National Press Club Journalism Institute, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning Emilio Gutierrez Soto, a Mexican journalist who had sought asylum in the U.S. and been denied asylum in 2017, and his son Oscar Gutierrez Soto. The National Press Club had honored Gutierrez Soto and taken up his cause. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing from the agency, Kiely filed an administrative appeal with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. ICE remanded her request for processing, but USCIS told Kiely delay was not a basis for an appeal. After hearing nothing further from either agency, NPCJI and Kiely filed suit.
Complaint issues: Fee Category - Media or Educational, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-12-131COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5838097) filed by NATIONAL PRESS CLUB JOURNALISM INSTITUTE, KATHY KIELY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Corporate Disclosure Certificate, # 9 Summons for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, # 10 Summons for United States Department of Homeland Security, # 11 Summons for United States Attorney General, # 12 Summons for United States Attorney)(Townsend, KatieLynn) Modified on 12/17/2018 (zef, ). (Entered: 12/13/2018)
2018-12-132LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by KATHY KIELY, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB JOURNALISM INSTITUTE (zsb) (Entered: 12/18/2018)
2018-12-18Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zsb) (Entered: 12/18/2018)
2018-12-183SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 12/18/2018)
2019-01-144RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/20/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/19/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Mailing)(Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 01/14/2019)
2019-01-145RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/20/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Mailing)(Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 01/14/2019)
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