Jonathan Love BIA Decisions

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

2018-45608, DOJ-AP-2019-000692




From: Matthew Hoppock

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Jonathan Love was an attorney for the INS and DHS who forged documents in an attempt to get clients deported. See e.g. "This Case is About a Lie," Slate, August 16, 2018,; "Prosecutory Who Lied to Get Man Deported: Why Did I Do This?" Seattle PI, April 20, 2016,

We are trying to determine how many other times Jonathan Love forged documents in immigration cases to get immigrants deported. To that end, please provide the following records:

1. All unpublished BIA decisions where the attorney for the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") or Immigration and Naturalization Service ("INS") was Jonathan Love.

2. The records related to any referral by an Immigration Judge of Jonathan Love to any DHS or INS oversight agency (including the "Office of Professional Responsibility" or the "Office of Inspector General").

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, please see response to FOIA 2018-45608. Wr/JRS

From: Matthew Hoppock

The agency did not perform an adequate search. The agency adjudication letter says it has no way to search its decisions by keywords. That is false. Recently the Third Circuit ordered the DOJ to produce all decisions in a 3-year span with a specific keyword, and the agency did so promptly.

The agency has electronic copies of its decisions. There is no meaningful explanation for why the agency can’t search those decisions or the paper versions and produce the ones listing a specific attorney as representing the DHS or INS.

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

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* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-000692
* Request Tracking Number: 2018-45608
* Requester Name: Matthew Hoppock
* Date Submitted: 10/30/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: EOIR Appeal

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From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

DOJ-AP-2019-000692 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal.
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  • Hoppock, Matthew 19-000692 appeal response EOIR (4-30-19)