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Law360, New York (October 4, 2016, 2:39 PM EDT) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has settled a proposed class action alleging the agency responds too slowly to Freedom of Information Act requests to the detriment of noncitizens, according to court documents filed in California federal court Monday.

U.S. District Judge James Donato signed off on a joint stipulation of dismissal filed Friday by CBP and the suing immigration lawyers and noncitizens, ending their class allegations that CBP has a “staggeringly high” backlog of FOIA requests and that the agency’s failure to respond to them causes…

Source: Law360