FAMU compliance reports for 2018 and 2019

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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Due Feb. 10, 2020
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From: Matthew Hoppock

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A series of e-mails from September, 2019 (provided in response to FOIA Case No. 2019-33671 confirm the Director is running a weekly report on the agency's compliance with the DHS's "FAMU" docketing priorities rules. This request seeks a series of records related to that issue.

To that end I am requesting:

1. The "weekly" report run by the EOIR director to monitor EOIR's compliance with the FAMU directives mentioned in the 9/12/18 email by Christopher Santoro. The date range for this request is reports run between 9/12/18 and the date this request is processed.

I am a member of the news media and am working on an article related to the FAMU docketing system. Although I'm also a practicing attorney, there is no financial interest in this request, because the FAMU docketing rules don't apply to the city where I practice (Kansas City). Further, this request is on behalf of a nonprofit entity (DocuFreedom Inc.) and is not for a commercial purpose. If any commercial purpose did exist this request would qualify for a public interest exemption for fees.

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.


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, a search was initiated and we await results. Wr/JRS