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Case Name Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security IM-CA-0122
Docket / Court 3:18-cv-03359-LB ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Trump Administration FOIA cases
Case Summary
On June 7, 2018, attorneys from the Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School alongside the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild filed this lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the U.S. District Court of ... read more >
On June 7, 2018, attorneys from the Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School alongside the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild filed this lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. The plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), claiming that DHS and ICE improperly withheld records related to the Trump administration’s immigration prosecutorial discretion policies and practices. DHS and ICE failed to respond to a request for records sent on March 2, 2017.

The case was certified for Alternative Dispute Resolution in August 2018 and negotiation discussions continued for two years. On August 10, 2020, the parties settled. Under the agreement, defendants agreed to turn over the documents that the plaintiffs requested. The defendants also agreed to pay $16,350.10 to the plaintiff. The court ordered the execution of the stipulation of settlement and dismissed the case with prejudice.

The case is now closed.

Mary Book - 10/11/2018
Ellen Aldin - 06/08/2020
Gabrielle Simeck - 04/18/2021


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
General
Records Disclosure
Immigration/Border
Criminal prosecution
Deportation - criteria
Deportation - judicial review
Deportation - procedure
Detention - conditions
Detention - criteria
Detention - procedures
Family
ICE/DHS/INS raid
Immigration lawyers
U.S. citizenship - acquiring
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) UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT,
United States Department of Homeland Security
Plaintiff Description Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Document/information produced
Attorneys fees
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filed 06/07/2018
Case Closing Year 2020
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing IM-CA-0111 : Center for Investigative Reporting v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0114 : State of California v. U.S. Department of Justice (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0127 : American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (N.D. Cal.)
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Court Docket(s)
N.D. Cal.
08/10/2020
3:18-cv-3359
IM-CA-0122-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
N.D. Cal.
06/07/2018
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552 [ECF# 1]
IM-CA-0122-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Cal.
08/10/2020
Stipulation of Settlement and Dismissal With Prejudice; Order [ECF# 64]
IM-CA-0122-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Beeler, Laurel (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
IM-CA-0122-0002 | IM-CA-0122-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Edwards, Lisa Wilson (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0122-9000
Srikantiah, Jayashri (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0122-0002 | IM-CA-0122-9000
Stark, Jennifer Lori (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0122-0001 | IM-CA-0122-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Anderson, David Lloyd (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0122-0002
Brakebill, Kenneth Warren (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0122-0002 | IM-CA-0122-9000
Falk, Rebecca Ann (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0122-9000
Iyengar, Savith S. (California) show/hide docs
IM-CA-0122-9000

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