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Case TitleLawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictNorthern District of California
CityOakland
Case Number4:2019cv01343
Date Filed2019-03-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu
PlaintiffLawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area A California non-profit corporation
PlaintiffCentral American Resource Center A California non-profit corporation
PlaintiffCenter for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law A California non-profit corporation
PlaintiffDolores Street Community Services A California non-profit corporation
PlaintiffJustice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco A California non-profit corporation
PlaintiffLa Raza Community Resource Center A California non-profit corporation
PlaintiffLegal Services for Children A California non-profit corporation
PlaintiffPangea Legal Services A California non-profit corporation
PlaintiffUniversity of San Francisco School of Law Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic A clinic within the non-proft university
Case DescriptionThe Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and a number of other Bay area social justice organizations submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - one to the national office and one to the San Francisco office - for records concerning the use of gang indicators to assess whether asylum applicants are gang members. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, closed the FOIA request submitted to the agency's San Francisco office as a duplicate, and invoked a 10-day extension. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Lawyers Committee filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
DefendantU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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2019-03-131COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief for Violation of the Freedom of Information Act against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-13168717.). Filed byLa Raza Community Resource Center, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Legal Services for Children, Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Central American Resource Center, Pangea Legal Services, Dolores Street Community Services, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A to FOIA Complaint, # 2 Exhibit B to FOIA Complaint, # 3 Exhibit C to FOIA Complaint, # 4 Exhibit D to FOIA Complaint, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet)(Burke, Thomas) (Filed on 3/13/2019) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-132Proposed Summons. (Burke, Thomas) (Filed on 3/13/2019) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-133Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening. Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 3/27/2019. (bwS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/13/2019) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-144Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 6/12/2019. Initial Case Management Conference set for 6/19/2019 01:30 PM in Oakland, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor. (ajsS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/14/2019) (Entered: 03/14/2019)
2019-03-145Summons Issued as to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (ajsS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/14/2019) (Entered: 03/14/2019)
2019-03-146MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice as to Robert E. Miller ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-13172829.) filed by University of San Francisco School of Law Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Central American Resource Center, Dolores Street Community Services, Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, La Raza Community Resource Center, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Legal Services for Children, Pangea Legal Services. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing)(Burke, Thomas) (Filed on 3/14/2019) (Entered: 03/14/2019)
2019-03-147ORDER by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu granting 6 Robert E. Miller's Motion for admission Pro Hac Vice. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/14/2019) (Entered: 03/14/2019)
2019-03-288CLERK'S NOTICE TO PLAINTIFFS Re: Consent or Declination: Plaintiffs shall file a consent or declination to proceed before a magistrate judge. Note that any party is free to withhold consent to proceed before a magistrate judge without adverse substantive consequences. The forms are available at: http://cand.uscourts.gov/civilforms. Consent/Declination due by 4/11/2019. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/28/2019) (Entered: 03/28/2019)
2019-03-299CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by University of San Francisco School of Law Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Central American Resource Center, Dolores Street Community Services, Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, La Raza Community Resource Center, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Legal Services for Children, Pangea Legal Services.. (Burke, Thomas) (Filed on 3/29/2019) (Entered: 03/29/2019)
2019-04-0210CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.. (Daw, Alison) (Filed on 4/2/2019) (Entered: 04/02/2019)
2019-04-1211ANSWER to Complaint byU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Daw, Alison) (Filed on 4/12/2019) (Entered: 04/12/2019)
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