Kobach Job Offer - DHS

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security 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 records related to any offer to Kris Kobach to become a "senior official at the Department of Homeland Security" and the records related to Kris Kobach accepting or declining such position.

On June 10, 2018 Kris Kobach was reported to have claimed to have "already turned down offers from President Donald Trump to be a White House adviser or a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security." http://www.cjonline.com/news/20180610/capitol-insider-podcast-kris-kobach-promises-cuts-says-aclu-wants-to-beat-kansas

This appears to be the first time any such job offer to Kobach has been reported. Please provide the records that reflect any such job offer and any response form Kobach. If Kobach was not offered a position with the DHS, the records reflecting that Kobach was not offered such a position would also suffice.

In terms of date range, we don't know when Kobach was purportedly offered such a position and when he supposedly turned it down. Accordingly, please search for records from November 1, 2016 to the date this FOIA request is processed.

I am a member of the news media and request to classified as such. I am writing on Kris Kobach's run for Governor of Kansas and need the documents requested to complete my writing. I am asking that this request be expedited because of the importance of the records involved, including the upcoming primary election in which Kobach is running as a candidate for the Republican's party's nominee for Governor for the State of Kansas.

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: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Good Morning,
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.
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From: Department of Homeland Security

Hello, can you provide the FOIA reference number that was in the Acknowledgement Letter?

From: Matthew Hoppock

Yes, the FOIA tracking number is 2018-HQFO-01063.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good morning,

Thank you for contacting the Privacy Office. I checked the status of your request and the case is closed. An NMI Letter was sent to you on June 11th,2018. I attached the letter for your awareness.


The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone (202) 343-1743