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Case TitleCatholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DistrictDistrict of Maryland
CityGreenbelt
Case Number8:2019cv01511
Date Filed2019-05-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Theodore D. Chuang
PlaintiffCatholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe Catholic Legal Immigration Network submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning the agency's interpretation of the statutory reunification requirement for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. CLIMN also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and informed CLIMN that it was placing it in the complex track for processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CLIMN filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
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2019-05-221COMPLAINT For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0416-8026375.), filed by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A to Complaint, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons to Attorney General, # 4 Summons to ICE, # 5 Summons to MD US Attorney)(Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 05/22/2019)
2019-05-222Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 05/22/2019)
2019-05-233Summons Issued 60 days as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(jf3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/23/2019)
2019-05-234NOTICE of Case Assignment. This case has been assigned to Magistrate Judge Gina L. Simms. Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. or counsel for Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. are required to review and comply with the Magistrate Judge Pilot Project Procedures which can be downloaded here . Pursuant to Standing Order 2018-04, which can be downloaded here , counsel has 14 days from the date of this notice to file their consent, or decline to consent to proceed before a U.S. Magistrate Judge which can be downloaded here . To file your consent, go to Civil > Other Filings > Other Documents > 25 Pct Mag - Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge . To file your declination, go to Civil > Other Filings > Other Documents > 25 Pct Mag - Decline to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge . Failure to file a consent or declination will result in issuance of an Order to Show Cause. Please review the case management order that has been issued in this case. Magistrate Election Form due by 6/6/2019. (jf3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/23/2019)
2019-05-235Case Management Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Gina L Simms on 5/23/2019. (jf3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/23/2019)
2019-05-296(FILED IN ERROR) AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint and initial pleadings, court orders and consent notice served on U.S. Attorney General on 5/24/2019, filed by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc..(Magid, Creighton) Modified on 5/31/2019 (jf3s, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 05/29/2019)
2019-05-297SUMMONS Returned Executed William Barr, Attorney General served on 5/24/2019, answer due 7/23/2019.(jf3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/31/2019)
2019-06-038SUMMONS Returned Executed by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.. (Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 06/03/2019)
2019-06-06Case Reassigned to Judge Theodore D. Chuang. Magistrate Judge Gina L Simms no longer assigned to the case. (kns, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/06/2019)
2019-06-0710MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Michelle S. Grant (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8060266.) by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.(Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 06/07/2019)
2019-06-0711SUMMONS Returned Executed by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 5/31/2019, answer due 7/23/2019.(Magid, Creighton) (Entered: 06/07/2019)
2019-06-1112PAPERLESS ORDER granting 10 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Michelle S Grant. Attorney Michelle S Grant will receive a separate email with the previously issued CM/ECF login and password. Signed by Clerk on 6/11/2019. (srd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/11/2019)
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