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Case TitleSafe Horizon, Inc. et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2021cv02328
Date Filed2021-03-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Lewis A. Kaplan
PlaintiffSafe Horizon, Inc.
PlaintiffASISTA Immigration Assistance
Case DescriptionSafe Horizon, Inc. and Asista Immigration Assistance submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning the agency's policies for adjudicating U-visa petitions. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Safe Horizon filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
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2021-03-171COMPLAINT against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Homeland Security. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-24265732)Document filed by Safe Horizons, Inc., ASISTA Immigration Assistance. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Letter, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Letter, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Letter, # 5 Exhibit 5 - Letter).(Shapiro, Akiva) (Entered: 03/17/2021)
2021-03-172CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Shapiro, Akiva) (Entered: 03/17/2021)
2021-03-173RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by ASISTA Immigration Assistance, Safe Horizons, Inc...(Shapiro, Akiva) (Entered: 03/17/2021)
2021-03-174REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by ASISTA Immigration Assistance, Safe Horizons, Inc...(Shapiro, Akiva) (Entered: 03/17/2021)
2021-03-175FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT SUMMONS REQUEST - PDF ERROR REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Homeland Security, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by ASISTA Immigration Assistance, Safe Horizons, Inc...(Shapiro, Akiva) Modified on 3/18/2021 (sj). (Entered: 03/17/2021)
2021-03-18CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan. 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 . .(sj) (Entered: 03/18/2021)
2021-03-18Magistrate Judge Debra C. Freeman 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 . (sj) (Entered: 03/18/2021)
2021-03-18Case Designated ECF. (sj) (Entered: 03/18/2021)
2021-03-186ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (sj) (Entered: 03/18/2021)
2021-03-18***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Akiva Shapiro to RE-FILE Document No. 5 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): the PDF attached to the docket entry for the issuance of summons is not correct; party as to whom the summons request is for must be listed first in the "TO" field. 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. (sj) (Entered: 03/18/2021)
2021-03-187REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Homeland Security, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by ASISTA Immigration Assistance, Safe Horizons, Inc...(Shapiro, Akiva) (Entered: 03/18/2021)
2021-03-198ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Homeland Security. (sj) (Entered: 03/19/2021)
2021-03-239ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for General Pretrial (includes scheduling, discovery, non-dispositive pretrial motions, and settlement) and Dispositive Motion (i.e., motion requiring a Report and Recommendation); All such motions: X. Referred to Magistrate Judge Debra C. Freeman. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Lewis A. Kaplan on 3/23/2021) (jca) (Entered: 03/23/2021)
2021-04-0110SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED Summons and Complaint, served. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 3/19/2021, answer due 4/9/2021; United States Department of Homeland Security served on 3/19/2021, answer due 4/9/2021. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Safe Horizon, Inc.; ASISTA Immigration Assistance..(Shapiro, Akiva) (Entered: 04/01/2021)
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