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Case TitleAMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL et al v. EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv03148
Date Filed2020-10-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffAMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL
PlaintiffAMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
PlaintiffNATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER
PlaintiffCHICAGO CHAPTER, AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Case DescriptionThe American Immigration Council submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for Immigration Review for records concerning plans for expanding immigration adjudication centers. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency responded to portions of AIC request, withholding some records under Exemption 5 (privileges), and referred parts of the request to the General Services Administration. AIC filed an administrative appeal to the Office of Information Policy, challenging the adequacy of EOIR's search. OIP upheld the search. AIC contacted GSA concerning the referral of AIC's request to the agency. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, AIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantEXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF INFORMATION POLICY
DefendantU.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
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2020-10-301COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7779938) filed by CHICAGO CHAPTER, AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL, NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER, AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Summons EOIR, # 11 Summons OIP, # 12 Summons GSA)(Valenzuela, Claudia) (Entered: 10/30/2020)
2020-10-302NOTICE of Appearance by Claudia Valenzuela on behalf of AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL, AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, CHICAGO CHAPTER, AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (Valenzuela, Claudia) (Entered: 10/30/2020)
2020-11-03Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (adh, ) (Entered: 11/03/2020)
2020-11-033SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF INFORMATION POLICY, U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 11/03/2020)
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