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Case TitleSABRA v. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00681
Date Filed2020-03-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffFLETA CHRISTINA C. SABRA
Case DescriptionFleta Christina Cousin Sabra, a humanitarian worker, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning an incident in which she was stopped and detained by CBP agents at a port of entry in Southern California while accompanying a family of asylum-seeking Syrians from Mexico. The agency acknowledged receipt of her request and provided her a two-page Form I-213, a Record of Deportable/Inadmissible Alien. Sabra filed an administrative appeal of the response. CBP then disclosed an additional three pages. Sabra then submitted a second request to CBP for records pertaining to her detention and asked for expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Sabra filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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2020-03-091COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6900937) filed by FLETA CHRISTINA C SABRA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to CBP)(Free, R.) (Entered: 03/09/2020)
2020-03-10Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (adh, ) (Entered: 03/10/2020)
2020-03-102SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 03/10/2020)
2020-03-193ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 03/19/20. (DM) (Entered: 03/19/2020)
2020-03-234NOTICE of Appearance by Marsha Wellknown Yee on behalf of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 03/23/2020)
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