Records for Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion (Deceased) (Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review)

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

2018-43916

Multi Request Records for Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion (Deceased)
Due July 9, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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 agency's records related to Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion, 34, who died while being deported to Eritrea after spending over a year in ICE Detention facilities.

Proof of his death is here, a copy of which is attached:

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-detainee-passes-away-transit-home-country

Mr. Testfatsion had been in ICE custody since Feb. 2, 2017, following his arrest at a United States port of entry while attempting to apply for asylum in the United States. In October 2017, a federal immigration judge ordered Testfatsion removed from the U.S.

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: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Matthew, this request was processed as FOIA 2018-35437 and closed on or about June 12, 2018. See "no records response" (attached).

However, we did some additional research and identified this individual's A-number. Therefore we have applied a new FOIA number 2018-43916 and have requested documents for review and release under this new number. We expect to have a response to you within 30 days.

Wr/
Joseph R. Schaaf
Chief Counsel, Administrative Law
Executive Office for Immigration Review

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

We ordered the ROP and will release as soon as processed. Wr/JRS

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