EOIR "Special Projects" Chairman E-mails - Processing Docs

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review of the United States of America.
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2019-54460

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Communications

From: Matthew Hoppock


To Whom It May Concern:

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

The FOIA processing documents, including the tasking sheet, any notes, and any communications about FOIA Request Number #2019-30982, which sought the e-mail messages to or from David Neal, Chairman of the BIA, since January 1, 2017 mentioning the phrase "special project"

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

Matthew, this is #90 of 112 pending complex FOIA requests. Wr/JRS

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Matthew, this is #64 of 125 pending complex requests. Wr/JRS

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Matthew, we had not heard back from you since sending this last month. If I don't hear from you within 10 business days, I will assume you no longer need this information and close your request administratively.

Wr/
Joseph R. Schaaf
Supervisory Attorney-Advisor
Executive Office for Immigration Review

From: Matthew Hoppock

Joseph,

Is there something I should be responding to? The last correspondence I have seen on this matter was your November 27, 2019 e-mail saying "Matthew, this is #64 of 125 pending complex requests. Wr/JRS." If there has been subsequent correspondence from you on this, I have not seen it. Could you please send it again?

Thank you.

Matthew Hoppock

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

No problem, below is what I sent. Alternately, if you could narrow the e-mail senders/recipients (similar to 2019-37041, that I just released) that could also help to reasonably describe the documents requested. Wr/JRS

Matthew, we received your request for Chairman David Neal's emails and a preliminary search by date range pulled up over 500 e-mails.

Your request, as written, is vague and overbroad. Please provide a topic I can search for. You don't have to be specific, but I do need a general subject to perform a search.

If I don't hear from you within 10 business days, I will assume you no longer need this information and close your case administratively.
Thanks!

Wr/JRS

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Matthew, please see FOIA response attached.

Wr/
Joseph R. Schaaf
Supervisory Attorney-Advisor
Executive Office for Immigration Review

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