BIA Member Complaints

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review of the United States of America .
Tracking #

2019-8865, DOJ-AP-2019-002163

2019-8865

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Matthew Hoppock


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The complaints filed against any BIA member from January 1, 2017 to the date this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matthew Hoppock

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review


From: Matthew Hoppock

EOIR improperly invoked Exemption 6 to claim that any complaints against BIA members would necessarily need to be withheld in full because of privacy concerns. First, there are no privacy concerns at stake here. See AILA v EOIR, No. 13-cv-00840 (D.D.C. filed June 6, 2013).

Second, there is no reason these records couldn't be redacted to limit the release of the BIA member's name.

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-002163
* Request Tracking Number: 2019-8865
* Requester Name: Matthew Hoppock
* Date Submitted: 01/28/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: EOIR Appeal

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

DOJ-AP-2019-002163 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely Reversed/Remanded

  • Hoppock, Matthew EOIR 19-002163 appeal response (5-31-19) remand

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