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Court opinion issued May 7, 2018

Court Opinions (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Ibrahim v. U.S. Dep't of State (D.D.C.) -- holding that: (1) agency improperly relied on section 222(f) of Immigration and Naturalization Act, in conjunction with Exemption 3, to withhold plaintiff's Resettlement Application; (2) agency properly withheld USCIS's  Refugee Application Assessment under Exemptions 5 and 7(E), except for page containing final decision, which may be redacted under Exemptions 6 and 7(C); (3) agency properly withheld portions of USCIS's chronology under Exemptions 7(C) and 7(E), though not under Exemption 5; and (4) agency must release United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees document and USCIS's official assessment of plaintiffs's "Request for Reconsideration," subject to redactions under Exemptions 6 and 7(C). 

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