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Case TitleADVANCEMENT PROJECT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00955
Date Filed2019-04-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffADVANCEMENT PROJECT
Case DescriptionThe Advancement Project submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning traffic stops, checkpoints, or roving patrols conducted separately or together by CBP and ICE. The Advancement Project also requested a fee waiver. ICE acknowledged receipt of the request, but neither DHS nor CBP acknowledged receipt of the requests sent to them. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, the Advancement Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
Complaint attachment 6
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2019-04-041COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6040669) filed by ADVANCEMENT PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Summons CBP, # 3 Summons Summons DHS, # 4 Summons Summons US AG, # 5 Summons Summons US Attorney DC, # 6 Summons Summons ICE)(Jimenez, Losmin) (Entered: 04/04/2019)
2019-04-05Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zsb) (Entered: 04/05/2019)
2019-04-052SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 04/05/2019)
2019-04-123RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/12/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/12/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Jimenez, Losmin) (Main Document 3 replaced on 4/15/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 04/12/2019)
2019-04-124RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/12/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Jimenez, Losmin) (Main Document 4 replaced on 4/16/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 04/12/2019)
2019-04-125RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 4/11/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Jimenez, Losmin) (Main Document 5 replaced on 4/16/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 04/12/2019)
2019-04-126RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 4/11/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Jimenez, Losmin) (Main Document 6 replaced on 4/16/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 04/12/2019)
2019-04-127RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT served on 4/11/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Jimenez, Losmin) (Main Document 7 replaced on 4/16/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 04/12/2019)
2019-04-16NOTICE OF ERROR re 7 Summons Returned Executed as to Federal Defendant; emailed to ljimenez@advancementproject.org, cc'd 0 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. PLEASE DO NOT REFILE. Future documents must be in PDF format. (ztth, ) (Entered: 04/16/2019)
2019-05-138NOTICE of Appearance by Brian J. Field on behalf of All Defendants (Field, Brian) (Entered: 05/13/2019)
2019-05-139ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT.(Field, Brian) (Entered: 05/13/2019)
2019-05-14MINUTE ORDER requiring the parties to MEET AND CONFER and file a joint status report proposing a schedule for further proceedings. The status report should address the status of the plaintiff's FOIA request, including the anticipated number of documents responsive to the request, and the anticipated date(s) for release of the requested documents. The parties shall file the joint status report on or before June 14, 2019. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on May 14, 2019. (lcdlf3) (Entered: 05/14/2019)
2019-05-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 6/14/2019. (zcal) (Entered: 05/14/2019)
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