ICE Records on North Carolina Ballot Subpoenas

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
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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:

The results of subpoenas issued in 2018 by ICE to North Carolina elections agencies, seeking documents spanning an eight-year period, as described in this article: https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article218002395.html

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: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mr. Hoppock,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2019-ICFO-27204, for results of subpoenas issued in 2018 by ICE to North Carolina elections agencies, seeking documents spanning an eight-year period, as described in this article: https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article218002395.html is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: Matthew Hoppock

The agency did not conduct a complete search. The adjudication letter states that the agency only searched within the sub-agencies of HSI and OPLA, but neither of those appear to be the subagencies that issued the subpoenas in question. In 2018 ICE issued subpoenas to North Carolina elections agencies (as described here: https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article218002395.html). Either ICE received responsive documents or it received rejection notices saying the agencies would not comply. Either type of documents would have been responsive to this request. However, by only searching two unrelated subagencies it appears ICE has failed to conduct a complete search.

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mr. Hoppock,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2019-ICAP-00250, for appealing the adequacy of the searchresults of subpoenas issued in 2018 by ICE to North Carolina elections agencies, seeking documents spanning an eight-year period, as described in this article: https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article218002395.html is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

  • 2019-ICAP-00250, 2019-ICFO-27204 - ICE Response to FOIA Appeal (Remand Search)

From: Matthew Hoppock

I am writing to follow up on this FOIA request, 2019-ICFO-27204, which was remanded back in April, 2019. Has there been any update since then?

Thank you.

Matthew Hoppock

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