Ian Smith Emails

Hannah Gais filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
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2020-HQFO-00664

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From: Hannah Gais


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications from former DHS immigration policy analyst Ian M. Smith, beginning after his hiring in 2017 and going up to his subsequent dismissal in August 2018, and White House advisor Stephen Miller, any employees of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), Darren Beattie, and Julia Hahn. All communications between Smith and White House staff regarding meetings at the White House.

All communications from Smith mentioning "Public Charge," "illegal" or "illegals," "illegal immigration," "chain migration," "CIS" or "Center for Immigration Studies," "Miller" or "Stephen Miller," "Breitbart," "VDARE," "Immigration Reform Law Institute" or "IRLI," "Federation for American Immigration Reform" or "FAIR."

All communications from Smith, his supervisor Michael Dougherty, and/or DHS human resources immediately prior to the publication of an Atlantic article, "Emails Link Former Homeland Security Official to White Nationalists," regarding his association with white nationalists and his later resignation in August 2018.

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,

Hannah Gais

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

Dear Ms. Gais,

A search has been conducted and potentially responsive records have been located. It has been assigned to an analyst for processing.

Thank you for your patience as we proceed with your request.

Regards,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure and FOIA Program
STOP 0655
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2707 Martin Luther King Jr. AVE SE
Washington, DC 20032
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax: 202-343-4011
foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov%0d>
Visit our FOIA website<https://www.dhs.gov/privacy-office>

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

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From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning, Attached is our final response to your 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

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