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Case Name American Immigration Council v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement IM-DC-0052
Docket / Court 1:18-cv-01614-ABJ ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Attorney Organization American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center
Case Summary
On July 9, 2018 plaintiff, the American Immigration Council, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Represented by the American Immigration Council and ... read more >
On July 9, 2018 plaintiff, the American Immigration Council, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Represented by the American Immigration Council and Dorsey & Whitney, the plaintiff brought their claim under the Freedom of Information Act. The plaintiff brought three claims under the Freedom of Information Act: for Failure to Conduct an Adequate Search for Responsive Records, for Failure to Disclose Responsive Records, and for Failure to Grant Plaintiff's Public Interest Fee Waiver Request. The case was assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

The FOIA request seeks specific identified data regarding (a) each individual who was
apprehended by CBP, (b) each individual who was encountered by ICE, (c) each individual who was arrested by ICE, (d) each individual who was arrested by CBP, and (e) each individual who was removed or returned from the United States between January 1, 2016 and October 10, 2017.

On July 16, 2018 plaintiff filed an amended complaint reasserting the claims from the July 9th complaint.

On September 17, 2018 defendants filed an Answer to the Amended Complaint. The docket was last updated on September 18, 2018. The case is ongoing.

Anna Belkin - 10/19/2018


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Issues
Immigration/Border
Border police
Immigration lawyers
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552
Defendant(s) U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Plaintiff Description The American Immigration Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange, the Council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision of the American immigrant experience.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2018
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:18-cv-1614 (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0052-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/18/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-DC-0052-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/09/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 4]
IM-DC-0052-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/16/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Jackson, Amy Berman (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0052-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Grant, Michelle S. (Minnesota)
IM-DC-0052-0001 | IM-DC-0052-0002
Magid, Creighton R. (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0052-0001 | IM-DC-0052-0002 | IM-DC-0052-9000
Realmuto, Trina (Massachusetts)
IM-DC-0052-0001 | IM-DC-0052-0002 | IM-DC-0052-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Kolsky, Joshua (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0052-9000

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