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Case TitleInternational Refugee Assistance Project, Inc. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv04284
Date Filed2020-06-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Gregory H. Woods
PlaintiffInternational Refugee Assistance Project, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe International Refugee Assistance Project submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning the application submitted by IRAP's client, a citizen of Afghanistan, for resettlement in the United States. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told IRAP that all responsive records were at the State Department, although the State Department had previously told IRAP that responsive records were at USCIS. IRAP filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. IRAP then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
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2020-06-051COMPLAINT against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-20122108)Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc...(Austin, Kathryn) (Entered: 06/05/2020)
2020-06-052CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Austin, Kathryn) (Entered: 06/05/2020)
2020-06-053REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc...(Austin, Kathryn) (Entered: 06/05/2020)
2020-06-054RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc...(Austin, Kathryn) (Entered: 06/05/2020)
2020-06-08CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Gregory H. Woods. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/district-judges . 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 https://nysd.uscourts.gov/rules/ecf-related-instructions . .(jgo) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
2020-06-08Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger 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: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/AO-3.pdf . (jgo) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
2020-06-08Case Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
2020-06-085ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services..(jgo) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
2020-06-096NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 8/24/2020 at 04:00 PM in Courtroom 12C of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Gregory H. Woods. (Signed by Judge Gregory H. Woods on 6/9/2020) (mro) (Entered: 06/09/2020)
2020-06-127NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Mariko Hirose on behalf of International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc...(Hirose, Mariko) (Entered: 06/12/2020)
2020-06-188AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 6/11/2020. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc.., AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons, Complaint, Corporate Disclosure Statement, Civil Cover Sheet, Form AO 85, Notice of Initial Pretrial Conference (ECF No. 6), the Court's Individual Rules of Practice in Civil Cases, the Court's Emergency Individual Rules and Practices in Light of COVID-19 served on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on 06/11/2020. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc.., AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). United States Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 6/11/2020. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc...(Austin, Kathryn) (Entered: 06/18/2020)
2020-06-189AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Notice of Appearance of Mariko Hirose served on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on 6/18/2020. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc...(Austin, Kathryn) (Entered: 06/18/2020)
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