CBP Faces FOIA Suit Over Alleged Moves Targeting Muslims

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 11:19 PM EDT) -- A civil rights group for Arab-Americans has launched a suit seeking records regarding moves allegedly made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to revoke participation for some Muslim and Arab individuals in a program that expedites customs clearance, saying the agency hasn’t forked over the sought-after documents.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee lodged the suit against CBP on Tuesday, saying that after the 2016 election — and in the wake of the Trump administration’s issuance of its first travel ban — the group started to hear stories that Muslims and Arabs who had been...
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AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE v. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION


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1:17-cv-00708

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District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

895(Freedom of Information Act)

Date Filed

April 18, 2017

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