ACLU of Hawai'i v. US Dept. of Homeland Security (Trump's Muslim Ban)
American Civil Liberties Union affiliates 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 of Northern California, the ACLU of Hawai’i, and the ACLU of Utah jointly filed a FOIA lawsuit on April 10, 2017. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is co-counsel in the lawsuit.
The ACLU 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 first sought this information through FOIA requests submitted to CBP on Feb. 2, 2017. Since the government has failed to substantively respond, the ACLU filed suit in the District Court for the Northern District of California.