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Case Name Immigrant Legal Resource Center v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security IM-CA-0107
Docket / Court 3:17-cv-06029 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Trump Administration FOIA cases
Case Summary
This FOIA suit was filed on October 20, 2017. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center ("ILRC") sought to compel the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") to release records related to sanctuary cities. Specifically, ILRC sought information related to "whether and to what extent city ... read more >
This FOIA suit was filed on October 20, 2017. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center ("ILRC") sought to compel the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") to release records related to sanctuary cities. Specifically, ILRC sought information related to "whether and to what extent city and county law enforcement agencies agree to assist in ICE’s detention and deportation efforts against immigrants living in the United States." ILRC is a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in the United States and the rights of all people. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California.

ILRC previously wrote "a widely-cited report educating the public about the extent of local involvement in immigration enforcement, despite the fact that local jurisdictions have no legal obligation to assist with civil immigration enforcement." It filed this FOIA complaint to access records necessary for updating its report to reflect current practices regarding ICE detainers, detention contracts, and agreements. ILRC argued that in light of the Trump administration's directive to increase deportations with the assistance of local authorities, the public had an increased interest in understanding the extent of assistance local authorities provide.

On October 23, the case was assigned to Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong.

The case is ongoing.

Virginia Weeks - 10/23/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-basis
Immigration status
General
Records Disclosure
Immigration/Border
Deportation - criteria
Deportation - judicial review
Deportation - procedure
ICE/DHS/INS raid
Undocumented immigrants - rights and duties
Undocumented immigrants - state and local regulation
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552
Defendant(s) Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Plaintiff Description Immigration rights nonprofit
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
3:17−cv−06029 (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0107-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/20/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-CA-0107-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/20/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Lawyers Callcott, Hardy W. (California)
IM-CA-0107-0001 | IM-CA-0107-9000

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