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Case TitleInternational Refugee Assistance Project v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al.
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv08905
Date Filed2019-09-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John G. Koeltl
PlaintiffInternational Refugee Assistance Project
Case DescriptionThe International Refugee Assistance Project submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State for records concerning guidance provided for working with refugees. IRAP also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. Both agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. Both agents granted IRAP's request for a fee waiver. USCIS did not respond to IRAP's request for expedited processing, while the State Department denied IRAP's expedited processing request. IRAP filed an administrative appeal the denial. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, IRAP filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantUnited States Department of State
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Opinion/Order [14]
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2019-09-251COMPLAINT against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of State. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-17661556)Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D)(Meyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-09-252FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - PDF ERROR - CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Meyer, Kathryn) Modified on 9/26/2019 (pc). (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-09-253RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project.(Meyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-09-254FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project. (Meyer, Kathryn) Modified on 9/26/2019 (pc). (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-09-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING PARTY MODIFICATION. Notice to attorney Kathryn Claire Meyer. The party information for the following party/parties has been modified: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of State, International Refugee Assistance Project. The information for the party/parties has been modified for the following reason/reasons: party role was entered incorrectly;. (pc) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT CIVIL COVER SHEET. Notice to attorney Kathryn Claire Meyer to RE-FILE Document No. 2 Civil Cover Sheet. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): Do not fill out the citizenship of principal parties if US Defendant Basis of Jurisdiction is selected. (pc) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL. CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney Kathryn Claire Meyer. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: Fee Status code due (due);. The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the Fee Status code has been modified to pd (paid);. (pc) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Kathryn Claire Meyer to RE-FILE Document No. 4 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): Only parties listed on the complaint caption title can be issued a summons;. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (pc) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-26CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge John G. Koeltl. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (pc) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-26Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (pc) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-26Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-265CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Meyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-266REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project. (Meyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-277ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of State. (dnh) (Entered: 09/27/2019)
2019-09-30Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John G. Koeltl: Initial Conference set for 11/19/2019 at 04:30 PM in Courtroom 14A, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge John G. Koeltl. (Fletcher, Donnie) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-10-028AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 10/2/2019, answer due 10/23/2019; United States Department of State served on 10/2/2019, answer due 10/23/2019. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project. (Meyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 10/02/2019)
2019-10-219MOTION for Justin Bryan Cox to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number ANYSDC-17807982. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit)(Cox, Justin) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-2910NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Rebecca Ruth Friedman on behalf of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of State. (Friedman, Rebecca) (Entered: 10/29/2019)
2019-11-0411ANSWER to 1 Complaint,. Document filed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of State.(Friedman, Rebecca) (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-0412NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Mariko Hirose on behalf of International Refugee Assistance Project. (Hirose, Mariko) (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-1813RULE 26(f) DISCOVERY PLAN REPORT.Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project.(Meyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 11/18/2019)
2019-11-2014ORDER: The parties should submit a status report to the Court by December 6, 2019. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge John G. Koeltl on 11/19/2019) (ks) (Entered: 11/20/2019)
2019-11-2115ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE granting 9 Motion for Justin Bryan Cox to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge John G. Koeltl on 11/20/2019) (ks) (Entered: 11/21/2019)
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