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Immigration Attys Sue CBP Over 'Sluggish' FOIA Responses

Law360, New York (April 23, 2015, 5:38 PM EDT) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is violating federal laws and stymieing immigration relief petitions by routinely failing to timely respond to Freedom of Information Act requests, immigration lawyers and noncitizens contended Wednesday in their amended putative class action.

The plaintiffs seek to represent a class of tens of thousands of people who waited longer than the required 20 business days to receive CBP's responses to FOIA requests, according to an amended complaint and a class certification motion filed in California federal court Wednesday.

“CBP’s FOIA backlog is staggeringly high,” the plaintiffs argued. “Any effort that CBP has made to clear this...

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March 12, 2015

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