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EAJA fee victory in FOIA litigation against CBP

Navarro Hernandez v. CBP, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14290, Feb. 7, 2012 : "Plaintiff filed a FOIA request with CBP, seeking information related to the agency's immigration enforcement actions in the city of New Orleans generally, and specifically with respect to the January 12, 2010 incident during...

EAJA Fee Victory in Seattle: Abdur-Rahman v. Napolitano

"[R]etroactively placing plaintiffs in unlawful status impermissibly sanctioned them for behavior that was not deemed unlawful when it occurred, a trap that “is hardly worthy of our great government.” ... The Court cannot find that the government’s position on this matter was “substantially...

EAJA Fee Victory: Hajro v. Barrett

Kip Evan Steinberg writes: "The federal district court in San Francisco granted $66,764 in fees and costs under EAJA in my contested citizenship case regarding my client Mirsad Hajro. The government had denied Mr. Hajro’s citizenship application claiming that he had given false testimony regarding...

Court Awards $321,000 in Attorneys' Fees and Costs in Long-Running FOIA Case

Kip Evan Steinberg writes: "In a case I litigated pro bono for five years concerning the government’s failure to provide evidence of my client’s alleged “false testimony” in a naturalization case, the district court has awarded $321,000 in attorneys’ fees under the...

CA1 on EAJA Fees: Castañeda-Castillo v. Holder

"This is the sixth (and hopefully the final) installment of Petitioner David Eduardo Castañeda's tumultuous voyage through our nation's immigration system. Castañeda began his journey more than twenty years ago, when he arrived in the United States seeking political asylum...

EAJA Fee Victory in FOIA Lawsuit

Michelle N. Mendez, Senior Attorney, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington, Immigration Legal Services writes: "Immigration Legal Services of Catholic Charities of Washington is pleased to announce that it received $20,000 in attorney fees, in settlement of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA...