University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "ACLU of Illinois, et al, v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection"
Date Apr 12, 2017
Author American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio
External Link
Abstract On February 2, 2017, we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chicago field office. We and nine other ACLU affiliates (the “Midwest Affiliates” – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin) requested information as to how CBP interpreted and executed Donald Trump’s first Muslim Ban executive order at airports and ports of entry located in the Midwestern states. Twelve groups of other ACLU affiliates simultaneously sought similar records from the other CBP regional offices across the country. We requested, and set forth the grounds for, expedited processing of the FOIA request. At the time of filing, we anticipated that the government would probably not respond fully to the request, and that enforcement litigation would be necessary. Subsequently, as predicted, the government failed to respond to any of the requests, even though more than 45 business days had elapsed since they received our request.

This Resource Relates To
case American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (NS-IL-0004)

new search