DHS E-mails on Zero Tolerance

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2018-HQFO-01121

2018-HQFO-01112

2018-HQFO-01121

Due July 24, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Matthew Hoppock


To Whom It May Concern:

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

The e-mail messages from January 20, 2017 to the date this FOIA request is processed containing the words "Zero Tolerance," "family separation," or "Separate families" from the following custodians:
Gene P. Hamilton
John Kelly (former DHS Secretary)
Kirstjen Nielsen

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 Homeland Security

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Matthew Hoppock

There is nothing to clarify. I am asking you to search specific custodians’ email for specific keywords for a specified period of time. Please process my request.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Please provide us with a FOIA request number.

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Department of Homeland Security

I located your request number and am sending to you a request on the same subject matter mostly from American Oversight that we perfected with them with the search terms and a finite time frame.

Please advise if you would be interested in linking your request to that request as we are conducting a CIO email search today for this other request.
Best,

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Department of Homeland Security

Here is another request we are doing a search for today that you can link your request to as it goes back to 2017 and includes Kelly

Let me know thx

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Matthew Hoppock

Maura,

Yes, that would be fine to link my request (2018-HQFO-01121) to the 2018-HQFO-01112 request you mentioned. Thank you.

From: Department of Homeland Security

OK will get you out a new letter in a day or two

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office. Currently, records have been found and will be reviewed for responsiveness to your FOIA request. However, please note that we cannot provide an estimated time of completion due to the current FOIA backlog within DHS. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. If additional information is needed we will reach out to you directly.
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office. Currently, records have been found and will be reviewed for responsiveness to your FOIA request. However, please note that we cannot provide an estimated time of completion due to the current FOIA backlog within DHS. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. If additional information is needed we will reach out to you directly.
Regards,
The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

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