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Case TitleProject South et al v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2021cv08440
Date Filed2021-10-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Andrew L. Carter, Jr
PlaintiffProject South
PlaintiffCenter for Constitutional Rights
Case DescriptionProject South and the Center for Constitutional Rights submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State for records concerning Cameroonian migrants. Project South also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests and the Executive Office for Immigration Review provided some spreadsheets. However, after hearing nothing further from the agencies, Project South and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantUnited States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review
DefendantUnited States Department of State
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2021-10-131COMPLAINT against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States Department of State, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-25188868)Document filed by Project South, Center for Constitutional Rights. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1).(Sisay, Samah) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-132CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Sisay, Samah) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-133REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Project South..(Sisay, Samah) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-134REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Project South..(Sisay, Samah) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-135REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of State, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Project South..(Sisay, Samah) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-136REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Homeland Security, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Project South..(Sisay, Samah) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-137REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Project South..(Sisay, Samah) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-14CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. 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 . .(vf) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-14Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses 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 . (vf) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-14Case Designated ECF. (vf) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-148ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (vf) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-149ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (vf) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-1410ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of State. (vf) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-1411ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Homeland Security. (vf) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-1412ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review. (vf) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-1413NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Ghita Schwarz on behalf of Center for Constitutional Rights, Project South..(Schwarz, Ghita) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-2214AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint,. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 10/20/2021, answer due 11/10/2021; United States Department of Homeland Security served on 10/15/2021, answer due 11/5/2021; United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review served on 10/15/2021, answer due 11/5/2021; United States Department of State served on 10/15/2021, answer due 11/5/2021; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement served on 10/15/2021, answer due 11/5/2021. Service was made by MAIL. Document filed by Project South; Center for Constitutional Rights. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1).(Sisay, Samah) (Entered: 10/22/2021)
2021-11-1015LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Complaint addressed to Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. from Talia Kraemer dated Nov. 10, 2021. Document filed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States Department of State, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement..(Kraemer, Talia) (Entered: 11/10/2021)
2021-11-1016NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Talia Kraemer on behalf of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States Department of State, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement..(Kraemer, Talia) (Entered: 11/10/2021)
2021-11-1017AMENDED LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Complaint addressed to Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. from Talia Kraemer dated Nov. 10, 2021. Document filed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States Department of State, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement..(Kraemer, Talia) (Entered: 11/10/2021)
2021-11-1618ORDER granting 15 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 15 LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Complaint addressed to Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. from Talia Kraemer dated Nov. 10, 2021, 17 AMENDED LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to 1 Complaint addressed to Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. from Talia Kraemer dated Nov. 10, 2021. United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review answer due 11/29/2021; United States Department of Homeland Security answer due 11/29/2021; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement answer due 11/29/2021; United States Department of State answer due 11/29/2021; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services answer due 11/29/2021; granting 17 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 15 LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Complaint addressed to Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. from Talia Kraemer dated Nov. 10, 2021, 17 AMENDED LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Complaint addressed to Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. from Talia Kraemer dated Nov. 10, 2021. Application GRANTED. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the letter motions at ECF Nos. 15, 17. SO ORDERED. United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review answer due 11/29/2021; United States Department of Homeland Security answer due 11/29/2021; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement answer due 11/29/2021; United States Department of State answer due 11/29/2021; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services answer due 11/29/2021. (Signed by Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr on 11/16/2021) (va) (Entered: 11/16/2021)
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