Case: Human Rights Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

4:18-cv-01842 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: March 26, 2018

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On March 26, 2018, Human Rights Watch filed this lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to provide it with records relating to due process violatio…

On March 26, 2018, Human Rights Watch filed this lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to provide it with records relating to due process violations towards people seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexican border as required by the FOIA and the APA. It sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

According to the complaint, the Human Rights Watch is a "non-profit, non-partisan international human rights organization." It sought information on USCIS officers' knowledge of Customs and Border Protection (CBP)'s alleged due process violations toward asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexican border. Human Rights Watch stated that it had submitted a FOIA request to the defendants on November 17, 2015, seeking the following records from October 1, 2006 to the present:

"[A]ll records held by the USCIS Asylum Division and prepared by USCIS asylum officers relating to, and/or mentioning or referring to alleged due process violations or other alleged misconduct by Customs and Border Protection (CBP)[,] [specifically] any alleged or asserted due process Violations; alleged conduct inconsistent or in violation of agency policy or regulations; alleged conduct outside the scope of the law, allegations that CBP failed to record fear of return expressed by migrants at the border; and alleged intimidation, coercion and physical abuse. This request include[s] all Records referring to due process violations by CBP agents discovered by Asylum officers during credible fear interviews with noncitizens."

The complaint alleged that the defendants' original productions—around 110 heavily-redacted documents—were insufficient. The plaintiff further alleged that it had constructively exhausted all required administrative remedies, and that the defendants violated the APA by failing to timely respond. The plaintiff sought a disclosure order under FOIA, legal fees, and expedited action.

On March 26, 2018, this case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu.

The parties participated in an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) phone conference on August 14, 2018. On August 29, the parties met before Judge Ryu, who ordered them to continue to hold conferences to resolve the disagreement. The parties continued to meet and confer on a court-monitored schedule until they filed a joint motion to vacate case management conferences on February 13, 2019. On July 23, 2019, the parties filed a joint status update saying that the discussions had been “productive” and requesting additional time to resolve the conflict.

In a September 9, 2019 status report, the parties stated that they had reached an initial settlement agreement. This initial agreement has not been publicized; as of April 30, 2020, the parties remain in negotiation over the attorney compensation prong of the agreement. The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Ava Morgenstern (4/7/2018)

Elizabeth Helpling (6/1/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Ryu, Donna Miae (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fletes, Christina E. (California)

Howard, Brianna Ricque (California)

Richards, Matthew A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Davis, Julie Bibb (California)

Falk, Rebecca Ann (California)

Perada, David Alejandro (California)

Judge(s)

Ryu, Donna Miae (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fletes, Christina E. (California)

Howard, Brianna Ricque (California)

Richards, Matthew A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Davis, Julie Bibb (California)

Falk, Rebecca Ann (California)

Perada, David Alejandro (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:18-cv-01842

Docket [PACER]

Human Rights Watch v. Department of Homeland Security

Oct. 23, 2019

Oct. 23, 2019

Docket
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4:18-cv-01842

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Human Rights Watch v. Department of Homeland Security

March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6345692/human-rights-watch-v-department-of-homeland-security/

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:25 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12218110.). Filed byHuman Rights Watch. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-8, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 3/26/2018) (Entered: 03/26/2018)

1 Exhibit 1-8

View on RECAP

2 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

PACER
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Proposed Summons. (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 3/26/2018) (Entered: 03/26/2018)

March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

PACER
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Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 4/9/2018. (jmlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/26/2018) (Entered: 03/26/2018)

March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

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Summons Issued as to Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.(jjbS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/27/2018) (Entered: 03/27/2018)

March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

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Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 7/11/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 7/18/2018 01:30 PM in Oakland, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor. (jjbS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/27/2018) (Entered: 03/27/2018)

March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

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CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Human Rights Watch.. (Fletes, Christina) (Filed on 4/9/2018) (Entered: 04/09/2018)

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Human Rights Watch re 6 Consent/Declination to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge (Fletes, Christina) (Filed on 4/13/2018) (Entered: 04/13/2018)

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

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CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Department of Homeland Security.. (Pereda, David) (Filed on 4/27/2018) (Entered: 04/27/2018)

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

PACER
9

STIPULATION Extending Deadline to Respond to Complaint filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Human Rights Watch. (Pereda, David) (Filed on 4/27/2018) Modified on 4/30/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/27/2018)

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Human Rights Watch re 1 Complaint, 4 Summons Issued as to USA, 3 Case Assigned by Intake,,, 5 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines, 2 Proposed Summons CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Summons, Complaint, and Case-Opening Documents (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 4/27/2018) (Entered: 04/27/2018)

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

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STIPULATION Continuing Deadline to Respond to 1 Complaint filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Human Rights Watch. (Pereda, David) (Filed on 5/25/2018) Modified on 5/29/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/25/2018)

May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Department of Homeland Security. (Pereda, David) (Filed on 6/25/2018) Modified on 6/26/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/25/2018)

June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options (Fletes, Christina) (Filed on 6/27/2018) (Entered: 06/27/2018)

June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018

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NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) (Fletes, Christina) (Filed on 6/27/2018) (Entered: 06/27/2018)

June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018

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ADR Clerk's Notice Setting ADR Phone Conference on July 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM Pacific time. Please note that you must be logged into an ECF account of counsel of record in order to view this document. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/28/2018) (Entered: 06/28/2018)

June 28, 2018

June 28, 2018

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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Department of Homeland Security, Human Rights Watch, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Pereda, David) (Filed on 7/11/2018) Modified on 7/12/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/11/2018)

July 11, 2018

July 11, 2018

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17

CLERK'S NOTICE: The court reviewed the parties' 7/11/2018 joint case management conference statement 16 . Having no objection from the Plaintiff, the Defendants' request to continue the Initial Case Management Conference is granted. The Initial Case Management Conference previously scheduled for 7/18/2018 01:30 PM has been continued to 8/29/2018 01:30 PM. Updated Joint Case Management Conference is due by 8/22/2018. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/12/2018) (Entered: 07/12/2018)

July 12, 2018

July 12, 2018

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ADR Remark: ADR Phone Conference held on 7/17/2018 by Howard Herman. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/18/2018) (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (Entered: 07/18/2018)

July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

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ADR Remark: The ADR Phone Conference is rescheduled to 8/14/2018 at 2:00 PM Pacific. The call-in information remains the same. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/18/2018) (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (Entered: 07/18/2018)

July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

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ADR Remark: ADR Phone Conference held on 8/14/2018 by Howard Herman. (af, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/15/2018) (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (Entered: 08/15/2018)

Aug. 15, 2018

Aug. 15, 2018

PACER
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT UPDATED JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Human Rights Watch, Department of Homeland Security, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (Fletes, Christina) (Filed on 8/22/2018) Modified on 8/23/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/22/2018)

Aug. 22, 2018

Aug. 22, 2018

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UPDATED JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Human Rights Watch, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Department of Homeland Security. (Fletes, Christina) (Filed on 8/22/2018) Modified on 8/23/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/22/2018)

Aug. 22, 2018

Aug. 22, 2018

PACER
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PDF with attached Audio File. Court Date & Time [ 8/29/2018 1:36:33 PM ]. File Size [ 5568 KB ]. Run Time [ 00:11:36 ]. (courtspeak). (Entered: 08/29/2018)

Aug. 29, 2018

Aug. 29, 2018

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu: Initial Case Management Conference held on 8/29/2018. Updated Joint Case Management Statement due by 11/14/2018. Further Case Management Conference set for 11/21/2018 01:30 PM. See minute Order for more particulars. FTR Time: 1:36-1:48. Attachment: Civil Conference Minute Order. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 8/29/2018) (Entered: 08/30/2018)

Aug. 29, 2018

Aug. 29, 2018

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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Department of Homeland Security, Human Rights Watch, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Pereda, David) (Filed on 11/14/2018) Modified on 11/15/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 11/14/2018)

Nov. 14, 2018

Nov. 14, 2018

PACER
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CLERK'S NOTICE: Having reviewed the parties' 11/14/2018 joint updated case management statement 25, it does not appear that the 11/21/2018 01:30 PM Further Case Management Conference is necessary at this time. If any party believes that a conference would be beneficial, the party shall notify the court by calling Ivy Garcia at 510-637-3639 by no later than 5:00 pm on 11/16/2018. If no calls are received, the 11/21/2018 01:30 PM Further Case Management Conference will be vacated and continued to 1/16/2019 01:30 PM with Updated Joint Case Management Conference Statement due by 1/9/2019. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/15/2018) (Entered: 11/15/2018)

Nov. 15, 2018

Nov. 15, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadline and Hearing re 26 Clerk's Notice: Updated Joint Case Management Statement due by 1/9/2019. Further Case Management Conference continued to 1/16/2019 01:30 PM. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/16/2018)

Nov. 16, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018

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27

NOTICE of Substitution on behalf of the Federal Defendants by Rebecca Ann Falk (Falk, Rebecca) (Filed on 1/7/2019) Modified on 1/8/2019 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/07/2019)

Jan. 7, 2019

Jan. 7, 2019

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28

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER to Continue Case Management Conference filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Human Rights Watch. (Falk, Rebecca) (Filed on 1/7/2019) Modified on 1/8/2019 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/07/2019)

Jan. 7, 2019

Jan. 7, 2019

PACER
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ORDER by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu granting 28 Stipulation to Continue: Updated Joint Case Management Statement due by 2/13/2019. Further Case Management Conference set for 2/20/2019 01:30 PM. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2019) (Entered: 01/08/2019)

Jan. 8, 2019

Jan. 8, 2019

PACER
30

NOTICE of Substitution of Counsel by Brianna Ricque Howard for Christina Fletes (Howard, Brianna) (Filed on 1/18/2019) (Entered: 01/18/2019)

Jan. 18, 2019

Jan. 18, 2019

PACER

Electronic filing error. REMINDER: Counsel must update personal profile for change of contact information to be in effect Re: 30 Notice of Substitution of Counsel filed by Human Rights Watch. (jjbS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/22/2019)

Jan. 22, 2019

Jan. 22, 2019

PACER
31

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT and proposed Order to Vacate Case Management Conference filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Human Rights Watch. (Falk, Rebecca) (Filed on 2/13/2019) Modified on 2/14/2019 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/13/2019)

Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 13, 2019

PACER
32

ORDER re 31 Joint Case Management Statement, filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Human Rights Watch, VACATING 2/20/2019 Case Management Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 2/15/2019. (dmrlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/15/2019) (Entered: 02/15/2019)

Feb. 15, 2019

Feb. 15, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Hearing (dmrlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/15/2019)

Feb. 15, 2019

Feb. 15, 2019

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33

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER TO VACATE BRIEFING SCHEDULE filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Human Rights Watch. (Falk, Rebecca) (Filed on 6/10/2019) Modified on 6/11/2019 (ajsS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/10/2019)

June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

PACER
34

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu granting 33 Stipulation vacating briefing schedule previously set 32 . Parties to file a Joint Status Report by 7/26/2019. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/11/2019) (Entered: 06/11/2019)

June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019

PACER
35

NOTICE of Substitution of Counsel by Julie Bibb Davis (Davis, Julie) (Filed on 7/19/2019) (Entered: 07/19/2019)

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

PACER
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STATUS REPORT AND PROPOSED ORDER by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service and Human Rights Watch. (Davis, Julie) (Filed on 7/23/2019) Modified on 7/24/2019 (ajsS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/23/2019)

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

PACER
37

ORDER Granting Stipulation 36 for Extension of Time. The parties shall file an updated joint status report by September 9, 2019. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 7/24/2019. (dmrlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/24/2019) (Entered: 07/24/2019)

July 24, 2019

July 24, 2019

PACER
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JOINT STATUS REPORT; Proposed Order by Human Rights Watch, Department of Homeland Security, Untied States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 9/6/2019) Modified on 9/9/2019 (cjlS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/06/2019)

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

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Order

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

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39

ORDER re 38 Status Report filed by Human Rights Watch: The parties shall file an updated joint status report by 10/23/2019. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 9/6/2019. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/6/2019) (Entered: 09/06/2019)

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Order by Human Rights Watch, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of Homeland Security. (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 10/23/2019) Modified on 10/24/2019 (jmlS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/23/2019)

Oct. 23, 2019

Oct. 23, 2019

PACER
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ORDER re 40 Status Report filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Human Rights Watch: The parties shall file an updated joint status report by 12/12/2019. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 10/28/2019. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/28/2019) (Entered: 10/28/2019)

Oct. 28, 2019

Oct. 28, 2019

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Order

Oct. 28, 2019

Oct. 28, 2019

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JOINT STATUS REPORT and [PROPOSED] ORDER by Human Rights Watch, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of Homeland Security. (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 12/11/2019) Modified on 12/12/2019 (jmlS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 12/11/2019)

Dec. 11, 2019

Dec. 11, 2019

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NOTICE of Substitution of Counsel by Matthew A. Richards on behalf of Taylor T. Steele for Brianna Ricque Howard (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 12/12/2019) (Entered: 12/12/2019)

Dec. 12, 2019

Dec. 12, 2019

PACER
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ORDER re 42 Status Report filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Human Rights Watch: The parties shall file an updated joint status report by 1/27/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 12/13/2019. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/13/2019) (Entered: 12/13/2019)

Dec. 13, 2019

Dec. 13, 2019

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Order

Dec. 13, 2019

Dec. 13, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Order by Human Rights Watch, Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 1/27/2020) Modified on 1/27/2020 (jmlS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/27/2020)

Jan. 27, 2020

Jan. 27, 2020

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ORDER re 45 Status Report filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Human Rights Watch: The parties shall file an updated status report by 3/13/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 1/28/2020. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2020) (Entered: 01/28/2020)

Jan. 28, 2020

Jan. 28, 2020

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Order

Jan. 28, 2020

Jan. 28, 2020

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JOINT STATUS REPORT and [Proposed] Order by Human Rights Watch, Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 3/13/2020) Modified on 3/16/2020 (cjlS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/13/2020)

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

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ORDER re 47 Status Report filed by Human Rights Watch: The parties shall file an updated status report by 4/30/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 3/16/2020. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/16/2020) (Entered: 03/16/2020)

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

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Order

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Order by Human Rights Watch, Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 4/30/2020) Modified on 5/1/2020 (jmlS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/30/2020)

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

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ORDER re 49 Status Report filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Human Rights Watch: The parties shall file an updated status report by 6/15/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 5/1/2020. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/1/2020) (Entered: 05/01/2020)

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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Order

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Order by Human Rights Watch, Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. (Richards, Matthew) (Filed on 6/15/2020) Modified on 6/16/2020 (jmlS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/15/2020)

June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

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ORDER re: 51 Status Report filed by Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Human Rights Watch: The parties shall file an updated status report by 7/31/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 6/16/2020. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (dmrlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/16/2020) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020

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June 16, 2020

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Status Report

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

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Status Report

Sept. 28, 2020

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Status Report

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Notice (Other)

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Stipulation and Proposed Order

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Trump Administration FOIA cases

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 26, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Human Rights Watch, a research and advocacy focused human rights organization.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Government Services

Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures

Incident/accident reporting & investigations

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure