ACLU of Hawai'i Foundation v. US Dept. of Homeland Security (Trump's Muslim Ban)

Status:
Active Case
Apr 12, 2017

Page Media

airplane stock photo

American Civil Liberties Union Foundations across the country filed 13 coordinated Freedom of Information Act lawsuits demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans. The ACLU Foundation of Northern California, the ACLU of Hawai’i Foundation, and the ACLU Foundation of Utah jointly filed a FOIA lawsuit on April 10, 2017. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is co-counsel in the lawsuit.

The ACLU Foundation of Northern California lawsuit is seeking records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s San Francisco Field Office. In particular, the lawsuit seeks records related to CBP’s implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans at Honolulu International Airport, Kona International Airport, Salt Lake City International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and San Jose International Airport.

The ACLU Foundation of Northern California first sought this information through FOIA requests submitted to CBP on Feb. 2, 2017. Since the government has failed to substantively respond, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed suit in the District Court for the Northern District of California.

Learn More

Interactive Timeline of the Muslim Ban

ACLU of Northern California Files Lawsuit Demanding Documents on Implementation of Trump's Muslim Ban (April 12, 2017)

ACLU of Northern California Files Demands for Documents on Implementation of Trump’s Muslim Ban (Feb. 2, 2017)

Case Developments

Filing
Filing