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Case TitleRYO v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01166
Date Filed2020-05-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffEMILY RYO
Case DescriptionEmily Ryo, law professor at the University of Southern California, submitted three FOIA requests to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records containing data on detention of individuals who were picked up by and detained by the agencies. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency provided some data in response to Ryo's first FOIA request but after she appealed, ICE agreed to conduct a new search. In response to her second FOIA request, the agency told Ryo that it found no records. She filed an administrative appeal of that decision but heard nothing further. After hearing nothing further from the agencies pertaining to any of her requests, Ryo filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Litigation - Vaughn index

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DefendantU.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
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2020-05-051COMPLAINT against U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7091016) filed by Emily Ryo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons, # 9 Summons, # 10 Summons, # 11 Summons)(Rasheed, Mehreen) (Entered: 05/05/2020)
2020-05-05Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (adh, ) (Entered: 05/05/2020)
2020-05-052SUMMONS (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)(adh, ) (Entered: 05/05/2020)
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