Immigration Law

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FOIA Lawsuit Filed Against CBP: AIC v. DHS
Posted on 8 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, June 6, 2016 - "Two years ago, the American Immigration Council released an analysis of data it had obtained from the Department of Homeland Security detailing an utter lack of responsiveness to complaints filed against agents employed by United... Read More

Tags: cbp , FOIA , lawsuit , aic

DACA SOP (April 2013)
Posted on 3 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Forms I-821D and I-765, prepared by the Service Center Operations Directorate. Manual is dated April 4, 2013, version 2.0 and was provided to AIC... Read More

Tags: daca , sop , FOIA , nilc , aic

DHS Still Stalling on Access to Counsel FOIA Response: AIC v. DHS
Posted on 13 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This dispute started with a Freedom of Information Act request by the American Immigration Council, an immigration law and policy group, seeking information about individuals’ access to counsel during their interactions with Immigration and... Read More

FOIA Victory in D.C. - American Immigration Council v. ICE
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiff American Immigration Council brought this action under the Freedom of Information Act seeking records on immigrants' access to legal counsel during their interactions with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. Defendant... Read More

No Action Taken: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Data obtained by the American Immigration Council shine a light on the lack of accountability and transparency which afflicts the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The data, which the Immigration... Read More

$82K in Attorney's Fees Awarded to AIC in FOIA Lawsuit: AIC v. DHS
Posted on 11 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A D.C. federal judge on Tuesday awarded the American Immigration Council about $80,000 in attorneys’ fees after it prevailed in its bid to get the Department of Homeland Security to turn over information about noncitizens' access to counsel... Read More

Federal Judge Orders USCIS to Release Records on Access to Counsel
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week, a federal district court issued an opinion highly critical of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) handling of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by the American Immigration Council (AIC) for records... Read More

Tags: FOIA , lawsuit , order , USCIS , aic

Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Failures of CBP to Respond to FOIA Requests
Posted on 14 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Yesterday, a class action lawsuit was filed by three immigration attorneys and eleven noncitizens challenging U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) nationwide practice of failing to timely respond to requests for case information under... Read More

Tags: cbp , FOIA , nwirp , nlg , lawsuit , aic