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Mohammad Khalid v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; T. Diane Cejka

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


August 31, 2011

MOHAMMAD KHALID, PLAINTIFF,
v.
UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES; T. DIANE CEJKA, DIRECTOR, THE NATIONAL RECORDS CENTER, USCIS; SARAH TAYLOR, USCIS, ACTING DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF WASHINGTON; MICHAEL CHERTOFF, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; AND MICHAEL MUKASEY, ATTORNEY GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Scullin, Senior Judge

ORDER

Plaintiff commenced this action against Defendants under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), seeking all records in his alien file, which he argued he needed to assist him in an underlying immigration matter. See generally Complaint. On July 23, 2009, Defendants filed a motion to dismiss the complaint against the individual Defendants on the ground that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to hear FOIA claims against federal officers. See Dkt. No. 7. In addition, Defendants moved for summary judgment on the grounds that Defendant United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") conducted an adequate search for records responsive to Plaintiff's request, processed the records that Defendant USCIS located in accordance with the governing law and released to Plaintiff all responsive records, or portions thereof, to which he was entitled. See id. On August 20, 2009, Plaintiff filed papers in opposition to this motion. See Dkt. No. 8. On September 10, 2009, Defendants filed reply papers in response to Plaintiff's opposition and in further support of their motion. See Dkt. No. 9.

On July 22, 2011, the Court held an in-person status conference with counsel to determine which pages were still in dispute. At the conclusion of that conference, the Court directed Defendant to provide the disputed pages to the Court for its in camera review. See Minute Entry dated July 22, 2011. On August 17, 2011, Defendants submitted the disputed pages. See Dkt. No. 18.

Having reviewed the disputed pages, the Court hereby

ORDERS that Defendants' motion to dismiss Plaintiff's FOIA claims against the individual Defendants is GRANTED;*fn1 and the Court further

ORDERS that Defendants' motion summary judgment is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part; and the Court further ORDERS that Defendant USCIS properly withheld the following pages: #272, #286, #287, #296-297, #311-314, #318, #319, #320-322, #324, #334-335, #344-345, #348-351, and #389-390; ;and the Court further

ORDERS that, after redacting employee identification numbers pursuant to Exemption (b)(7)(C), Defendant USCIS shall release the remainder of page #17 to Plaintiff; and the Court further ORDERS that Defendant USCIS shall release the following pages in their entirety to Plaintiff: #23-24; #209, #327, #357-358, and #381; and the Court further ORDERS that, after redacting employee identification numbers pursuant to Exemption (b)(6), Defendant USCIS shall release the remainder of pages #189 and #202; and the Court further ORDERS that, after redacting any personal information that identifies the third person, Defendant USCIS shall release the remainder of page #274; and the Court further ORDERS that, after redacting the alien registration numbers of third parties, Defendant USCIS shall release the remainder of pages #355-356; and the Court further ORDERS that, after redacting the type-written comment at the bottom of this form, Defendant USCIS shall release the remainder of page #378; and the Court further ORDERS that Defendant USCIS properly withheld the redacted portions of pages #229-233 pursuant to Exemption (b)(6).

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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