Updated BIA Style Manual & Stay Policy - 2020

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review 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:

1. The current version of the "BIA Style Manual."
2. The current version of any "Standard Operating Procedure" for the BIA's Emergency Stays of Removal unit.

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

Dear Matthew Hoppock: This response acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) dated 10/12/2020 and received 10/12/2020.  Your request has been assigned control number 2021-01861. The FOIA requires an agency to respond within 20 working days after receipt of the request, and EOIR endeavors to meet this standard.  The FOIA permits a ten-day extension of this time period, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B), based on unusual circumstances.  Your request involves “unusual circumstances,” and EOIR is extending the time period to respond by an additional 10 working days because your request requires the collection of records from field offices, or involves a search, collection, and review of voluminous records, or requires consultation with another agency or two or more agency components. EOIR FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track one is for those requests that seek and receive expedited processing pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. Track two is for simple requests that do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultations with other entities.  Track three is for complex requests that involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or those requests that may involve sensitive records.  Your request has been placed in track three for complex requests. If you have filed an application for a fee waiver, EOIR will address your request in a separate letter. Additionally, if you have requested expedited processing, EOIR will contact you in a separate letter. If you have any questions regarding unusual circumstances, you may contact the EOIR FOIA Service Center or FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 605-1297 to discuss reformulation or an alternative time frame to process your request, or for any further assistance regarding any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at (202) 741-5770; toll free at (877) 684-6448; or facsimile at (202) 741-5769. Sincerely, FOIA Intake

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Mr. Hoppock:

Thank you for your email. As you are aware, EOIR responded to your request on November 24, 2020. Therefore, this request is closed.

Sincerely,

Shelley M. O’Hara
Attorney Advisor (FOIA)

Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review
FOIA Office
Suite 2150
5107 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 20530

November 25, 2020

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 12, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Oct. 26, 2020:
Subject: DOJ-EOIR FOIA Request # 2021-01861
Dear Matthew Hoppock: This response acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) dated 10/12/2020 and received 10/12/2020. Your request has been assigned control number 2021-01861. The FOIA requires an agency to respond within 20 working days after receipt of the request, and EOIR endeavors to meet this standard. The FOIA permits a ten-day extension of this time period, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B), based on unusual circumstances. Your request involves “unusual circumstances,” and EOIR is extending the time period to respond by an additional 10 working days because your request requires the collection of records from field offices, or involves a search, collection, and review of voluminous records, or requires consultation with another agency or two or more agency components. EOIR FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track one is for those requests that seek and receive expedited processing pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. Track two is for simple requests that do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultations with other entities. Track three is for complex requests that involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or those requests that may involve sensitive records. Your request has been placed in track three for complex requests. If you have filed an application for a fee waiver, EOIR will address your request in a separate letter. Additionally, if you have requested expedited processing, EOIR will contact you in a separate letter. If you have any questions regarding unusual circumstances, you may contact the EOIR FOIA Service Center or FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 605-1297 to discuss reformulation or an alternative time frame to process your request, or for any further assistance regarding any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone at (202) 741-5770; toll free at (877) 684-6448; or facsimile at (202) 741-5769. Sincerely, FOIA Intake

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On Oct. 12, 2020:
Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: Updated BIA Style Manual & Stay Policy - 2020

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. The current version of the "BIA Style Manual."
2. The current version of any "Standard Operating Procedure" for the BIA's Emergency Stays of Removal unit.

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

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MuckRock News
DEPT MR 103382
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Matthew Hoppock

We have not received a response since the receipt notice.

This October 12, 2020 request was for 1. The current version of the "BIA Style Manual."and 2. The current version of any "Standard Operating Procedure" for the BIA's Emergency Stays of Removal unit.

The receipt notices no longer identify which request they're for, so it's possible I don't have the right tracking number. However, please let me know if you sent a response on the BIA Style Manual request and perhaps we've just missed it.

The request and the communications I've received are listed here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/updated-bia-style-manual-stay-policy-2020-103382/

Thank you.

Matthew Hoppock

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Mr. Hoppock:

Thank you for your email. As you are aware, EOIR responded to your request on November 24, 2020. Therefore, this request is closed.

Sincerely,

Shelley M. O’Hara
Attorney Advisor (FOIA)

From: Matthew Hoppock

No, we have not received an adjudication.

This October 12, 2020 request was for 1. The current version of the "BIA Style Manual."and 2. The current version of any "Standard Operating Procedure" for the BIA's Emergency Stays of Removal unit.

The receipt notices no longer identify which request they're for, so it's possible I don't have the right tracking number. However, please let me know if you sent a response on the BIA Style Manual request and perhaps we've just missed it.

The request and the communications I've received are listed here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/updated-bia-style-manual-stay-policy-2020-103382/

If there is a disposition letter, please send a copy of it to me. Thank you.

Thank you.

Matthew Hoppock

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