Case: National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

1:17-cv-02448 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Nov. 13, 2017

Closed Date: Nov. 9, 2020

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On November 13, 2017, several organizations (National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG), Mijente Support Committee, and Detention Watch Network) brought this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Represented by counsel from NIPNLG itself and Public Citizen Litigation Group, the plaintiffs sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The plaintiffs are nonprofit organizations promoting immigra…

On November 13, 2017, several organizations (National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG), Mijente Support Committee, and Detention Watch Network) brought this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Represented by counsel from NIPNLG itself and Public Citizen Litigation Group, the plaintiffs sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The plaintiffs are nonprofit organizations promoting immigrants' rights. According to their complaint, they sought information on "Operation Mega," which news sources had reported as an ICE immigration enforcement operation to apprehend non-citizens nationwide in mid-September 2017. On the same date that news sources had reported "Operation Mega," ICE had released a press release stating that no nationwide operation was planned due to recent weather disasters in Florida and Texas.

The complaint alleged that on September 12-14, 2017, the plaintiffs and other requesters nationwide had submitted FOIA requests to each of the defendant's field offices, seeking records concerning "Operation Mega" or related operations, including another named "Operation Safe City." The complaint further alleged that, to date, the plaintiffs had not received a substantive response from the defendant. The plaintiffs sought a disclosure order under FOIA, legal fees, and expedited action. On November 14, 2017, the case was assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta.

On January 8, 2018, the parties filed a joint status report. The defendant expected to produce the first batch of 500 responsive documents in February. The latest status report on March 6, 2018, confirmed the defendant's production and specified that the defendant would produce another 500 pages in March, followed by 1000 pages in April and each subsequent month.

ICE substantially completed document production on March 19, 2019, and the parties narrowed their disputes from there. On January 15, 2020, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment on the remaining question, asking Judge Mehta to protect the "Homeland Security Investigations Criminal Street Gangs Investigations Handbook" because it was an internal agency memorandum and that it would disclose investigatory procedures. The plaintiffs filed a cross-motion for summary judgment on February 12, 2020, alleging that the defendant did not meet the standards for withholding under FOIA. Judge Mehta ruled on the motions on September 29, 2020 and concluded that the defendant's redactions here appropriate under a FOIA exemption.

On November 9, 2020 the parties filed a notice with the court that they settled the matter of attorneys' fees and costs. The Clearinghouse does not have additional information about that agreement. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Ava Morgenstern (5/5/2018)

Virginia Weeks (11/15/2018)

Ellen Aldin (6/10/2020)

Lily Sawyer-Kaplan (9/13/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Mehta, Amit Priyavadan (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Joshi, Nandan M (District of Columbia)

Kirkpatrick, Michael T (District of Columbia)

Llewellyn, Patrick D. (District of Columbia)

Shah, Paromita (Massachusetts)

Zota, Sejal (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Liu, Jessie K. (District of Columbia)

Simon, Jeremy S (District of Columbia)

Van Horn, Daniel F (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Mehta, Amit Priyavadan (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Joshi, Nandan M (District of Columbia)

Kirkpatrick, Michael T (District of Columbia)

Llewellyn, Patrick D. (District of Columbia)

Shah, Paromita (Massachusetts)

Zota, Sejal (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Liu, Jessie K. (District of Columbia)

Simon, Jeremy S (District of Columbia)

Van Horn, Daniel F (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild v. Immigrations & Customs Enforcement

Nov. 9, 2020 Docket
1

Complaint For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Nov. 13, 2017 Complaint
13

Joint Status Report

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Jan. 8, 2018 Pleading / Motion / Brief
14

Joint Status Report

National Immigration Project of the NLG v. ICE

March 6, 2018 Findings Letter/Report
40

Memorandum Opinion

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

2020 WL 5798429

Sept. 29, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

National Lawsuit Seeks to Expose Secrecy of Immigration Raids

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Organizations around the country are highlighting local ICE enforcement tactics and filing a federal lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security … Nov. 13, 2017 https://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/pr/2017_14Nov_secrecy.html

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6222798/national-immigration-project-of-the-national-lawyers-guild-v-immigration/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT against IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5202424) filed by NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD, DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Agency, # 3 Summons to Attorney General, # 4 Summons to U.S. Attorney)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Attachment 1 replaced on 12/1/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 11/13/2017)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons to Agency

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3 Summons to Attorney General

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4 Summons to U.S. Attorney

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Nov. 13, 2017 RECAP
2

Corporate Disclosure Statement by NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER
3

Corporate Disclosure Statement by MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER
4

Corporate Disclosure Statement by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER
5

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael T. Kirkpatrick on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Kirkpatrick, Michael) (Entered: 11/14/2017)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER
6

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Paromita Shah, :Firm- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, :Address- 14 Beacon Street, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02108. Phone No. - (617) 227-9727. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5204168. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE, NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Paromita Shah, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER
7

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Sejal Zota, :Firm- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, :Address- 14 Beacon Street, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02108. Phone No. - (617) 227-9727. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5204211. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE, NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Sejal Zota, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/14/2017)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (md)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER

SUMMONS Not Issued as to IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney & U.S. Attorney General. (INCORRECT SUMMONS WERE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED. FOIA SUMMONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED) (md)

Nov. 15, 2017 PACER
8

REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE with Corrected Summons Attached filed by NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD, DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Corrected Agency Summons, # 2 Corrected Attorney General Summons, # 3 Corrected U.S. Attorney Summons)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/15/2017)

Nov. 15, 2017 PACER
9

SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (znmw) (Entered: 11/16/2017)

Nov. 16, 2017 PACER
10

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/17/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/17/2017. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2017)

Nov. 17, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Paromita Shah is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/17/2017. (lcapm1)

Nov. 17, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Sejal Zota is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/17/2017. (lcapm1)

Nov. 17, 2017 PACER
11

ANSWER to Complaint by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT.(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 12/18/2017)

Dec. 18, 2017 PACER
12

ORDER. Both a Complaint and an Answer are now before the court in this FOIA case. It is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report on or before January 8, 2018. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 12/18/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 12/18/2017)

Dec. 18, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 1/8/2018. (zcdw)

Dec. 19, 2017 PACER
13

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 01/08/2018)

Jan. 8, 2018 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 13 Joint Status Report, the following deadlines shall govern this matter: (1) Defendant shall produce at least the first 500 responsive pages to Plaintiffs on or before February 20, 2018; (2) Defendant shall disclose to Plaintiffs the estimated total number of potentially responsive pages as soon as feasible, but at least prior to March 6, 2018; and (3) the parties shall file another Joint Status Report, on or before March 6, 2018, that updates the court on their progress and proposes a production schedule. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 01/09/2018. (lcapm1)

Jan. 9, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 3/6/2018. (zcdw)

Jan. 9, 2018 PACER
14

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 03/06/2018)

March 6, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 14 March 6, 2018, Joint Status Report, the parties are directed to file another Joint Status Report, on or before May 2, 2018, that updates the court regarding the production of records. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 03/06/2018. (lcapm1)

March 6, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 5/2/2018. (zcdw)

March 6, 2018 PACER
15

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 05/02/2018)

May 2, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 15 May 2, 2018, Joint Status Report, the parties are directed to file another Joint Status Report, on or before August 14, 2018, that updates the court regarding the production of records. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/03/2018. (lcapm1)

May 3, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 8/14/2018. (zcdw)

May 3, 2018 PACER
16

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 08/14/2018)

Aug. 14, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 16 August 14, 2018, Joint Status Report, the parties are directed to file another Joint Status Report, on or before November 14, 2018, that updates the court regarding the production of records. In that Status Report, Defendant shall indicate the number of pages remaining to be processed and potentially produced. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 08/15/2018. (lcapm1)

Aug. 15, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/14/2018. (tg)

Aug. 16, 2018 PACER
17

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 11/14/2018)

Nov. 14, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 17 November 14, 2018, Joint Status Report, the parties are directed to file another Joint Status Report, on or before February 14, 2019, that updates the court as outlined in the parties' Joint Status Report. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/15/2018. (lcapm1)

Nov. 15, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 2/14/2018. (zjd)

Nov. 15, 2018 PACER
18

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 02/14/2019)

Feb. 14, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. No later than April 15, 2019, the parties shall advise the court whether summary judgment briefing will be required in this case and, if so, propose a briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 02/19/2019. (lcapm1)

Feb. 19, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/15/2019. (zjd)

Feb. 19, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

March 3, 2019 PACER
19

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE, NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD. Attorney Sejal Ramnik Zota terminated. (Zota, Sejal) (Entered: 04/03/2019)

April 3, 2019 PACER
20

STIPULATION of Dismissal as to Plaintiff National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild Only by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE, NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 04/05/2019)

April 5, 2019 PACER
21

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. Attorney Paromita Hasmukh Shah terminated. (Zota, Sejal) (Entered: 04/08/2019)

April 8, 2019 PACER
22

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 04/15/2019)

April 15, 2019 PACER
23

ORDER entering the briefing schedule proposed in the parties' 22 Joint Status Report. The schedule for further proceedings in this matter is as follows: (1) Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before June 20, 2019; (2) Plaintiff's Opposition to Defendant's Motion and any Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before July 19, 2019; (3) Defendant's Reply in Support of Summary Judgment and Opposition to any Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before August 22, 2019; and (4) Plaintiff's Reply in Support of any Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before September 20, 2019. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 04/16/2019. (lcapm1) (Entered: 04/16/2019)

April 16, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

April 16, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motion due by 7/19/2019. Response to Cross Motion due by 8/22/2019. Reply to Cross Motion due by 9/20/2018. Summary Judgment motion due by 6/20/2019. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/19/2019. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/22/2019. (tb)

April 16, 2019 PACER
24

Consent MOTION to Modify Briefing Schedule by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 06/12/2019)

June 12, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Modify

June 12, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 24 Defendant's Consent Motion for Modification of Briefing Schedule. The schedule for further proceedings in this matter is as follows: (1) Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before July 31, 2019; (2) Plaintiff's Opposition to Defendant's Motion and any Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before August 30, 2019; (3) Defendant's Reply in Support of Summary Judgment and Opposition to any Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before September 30, 2019; and (4) Plaintiff's Reply in Support of any Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before October 30, 2019. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 06/12/2019. (lcapm1)

June 12, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/31/2019. Plaintiff's Opposition and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/30/2019. Defendant's Reply and Opposition due by 9/30/2019. Plaintiff's Reply due by 10/30/2019. (zjd)

June 12, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

June 14, 2019 PACER
25

Consent MOTION to Modify Briefing Schedule and Extend Existing Summary Judgment Briefing Deadlines by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 07/25/2019)

July 25, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Modify

July 26, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 25 Defendant's Consent Motion for Modification of Briefing Schedule. Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment shall be due on or before September 6, 2019; Plaintiffs' Combined Opposition and Cross-motion for Summary Judgment due shall be due on or before October 11, 2019; Defendant's Combined Opposition and Reply shall be due on or before November 1, 2019; and Plaintiffs' Reply shall be due on or before November 22, 2019. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 7/26/2019. (lcapm1)

July 26, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/6/2019. Plaintiffs' Opposition and Cross-motion due by 10/11/2019. Defendant's Opposition and Reply due by 11/1/2019. Plaintiffs' Reply due by 11/22/2019. (zjd)

July 26, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

July 29, 2019 PACER
26

Consent MOTION to Vacate Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 09/03/2019)

Sept. 3, 2019 PACER
27

ORDER granting 26 Consent Motion to Vacate Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule. See attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/03/2019. (lcapm1) (Entered: 09/03/2019)

Sept. 3, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/16/2019. (zjd)

Sept. 3, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Sept. 10, 2019 PACER
28

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/16/2019)

Oct. 16, 2019 PACER

.Order

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER

Minute Order. The parties shall file an additional Joint Status Report by November 19, 2019, which advises the court whether any disputed issues remain and, if so, proposes a summary judgment briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/17/2019. (lcapm1)

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/19/2019. (zjd)

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER
29

Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 11/19/2019)

Nov. 19, 2019 PACER

.Order

Nov. 20, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Nov. 20, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The parties shall submit a Joint Status Report by December 3, 2019, which proposes a summary judgment briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/20/2019. (lcapm1)

Nov. 20, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/3/2019. (zjd)

Nov. 20, 2019 PACER
30

Joint STATUS REPORT by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 12/03/2019)

Dec. 3, 2019 PACER
31

ORDER entering the briefing schedule proposed in the parties' 30 Joint Status Report. The schedule for further proceedings in this matter is as follows: (1) Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due by January 15, 2020; (2) Plaintiffs' Combined Opposition and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due by February 12, 2020; (3) Defendant's Reply and Opposition is due by March 4, 2020; and (4) Plaintiffs' Reply is due by March 25, 2020. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 12/4/2020. (lcapm1) (Entered: 12/04/2019)

Dec. 4, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Dec. 4, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment due by 1/15/2020. Cross-Motion and Opposition due by 2/12/2020. Reply and Opposition due by 3/4/2020. Reply due by 3/25/2020. (zjd)

Dec. 4, 2019 PACER
32

MOTION for Summary Judgment, Local Rule 7(h) Statement and Supporting Memorandum by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration of Fernando Pineiro)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 01/15/2020)

Jan. 15, 2020 PACER
33

NOTICE of Appearance by Nandan M. Joshi on behalf of DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE (Joshi, Nandan) (Entered: 01/23/2020)

Jan. 23, 2020 PACER
34

Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration)(Joshi, Nandan) (Entered: 02/12/2020)

Feb. 12, 2020 PACER
35

Memorandum in opposition to re 32 MOTION for Summary Judgment, Local Rule 7(h) Statement and Supporting Memorandum filed by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration)(Joshi, Nandan) (Entered: 02/12/2020)

Feb. 12, 2020 PACER
36

Memorandum in opposition to re 34 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Second Declaration of Fernando Pineiro ("Supplemental Pineiro Declaration"))(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 03/04/2020)

March 4, 2020 PACER
37

REPLY to opposition to motion re 32 MOTION for Summary Judgment, Local Rule 7(h) Statement and Supporting Memorandum (duplicate of Docket Entry Number 36) filed by IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Second Declaration of Fernando Pineiro ("Supplemental Pineiro Declaration"))(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 03/04/2020)

March 4, 2020 PACER
38

REPLY to opposition to motion re 34 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 03/23/2020)

March 23, 2020 PACER
39

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE. Attorney Patrick D. Llewellyn terminated. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020 PACER
40

MEMORANDUM OPINION re: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, ECF No. 32 and Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, ECF No. 34 . Please see the attached Memorandum Opinion for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 9/29/2020. (lcapm1) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

Sept. 29, 2020 RECAP
41

ORDER. For the reasons set forth in the court's Memorandum Opinion, ECF No. 40, the court grants in full Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, ECF No. 32, and denies Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, ECF No. 34. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 9/29/2020. (lcapm1) Modified on 9/29/2020 (zjd). (Entered: 09/29/2020)

Sept. 29, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Summary Judgment AND Order on Motion for Summary Judgment

Sept. 29, 2020 PACER
42

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File a Motion for Attorneys' Fees by DETENTION WATCH NETWORK, MIJENTE SUPPORT COMMITTEE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Joshi, Nandan) (Entered: 10/05/2020)

Oct. 5, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File a Motion for Attorneys' Fees, ECF No. 42 . Plaintiffs shall file their motion for attorneys' fees by November 12, 2020. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/06/2020. (lcapm2)

Oct. 6, 2020 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Motion for Attorneys' Fees due by 11/12/2020. (zjd)

Oct. 6, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to

Oct. 6, 2020 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Oct. 7, 2020 PACER
43

NOTICE of Settlement by All Plaintiffs (Kirkpatrick, Michael) (Entered: 11/09/2020)

Nov. 9, 2020 RECAP

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Trump Administration FOIA cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 13, 2017

Closing Date: Nov. 9, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Immigrant rights' organizations

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

National Immigration Project of the NLG

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Document/information produced

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

General:

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Immigration/Border:

Deportation - criteria

Deportation - procedure

ICE/DHS/INS raid

Undocumented immigrants - rights and duties