Case name: ACLU of Georgia, ACLU of North Carolina, ACLU of South Carolina, ACLU of West Virginia v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection
ACLU affiliates across the country filed 13 separate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits on April 12, 2017, demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans. The ACLU of North Carolina lawsuit, filed in conjunction with the ACLU affiliates in Georgia, South Carolina and West Virginia, seeks records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Atlanta Field Office. In particular, the lawsuit seeks records related to CBP’s implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans at Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte Douglas International Airports.
The ACLU first sought this information through FOIA requests submitted to CBP on February 2. Since the government has failed to substantively respond, the ACLU is now suing.