USCIS Denaturalization Office and Directive materials (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
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COW2018000846

Multi Request USCIS Denaturalization Office and Directive materials
Due Aug. 3, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Matthew Hoppock


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All memorandums, directives, plans, and related materials regarding the establishment of processes and orders for the purpose of denaturalization and the associated review of naturalization and deportation cases at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

According to Director L. Francis Cessna, “We finally have a process in place to get to the bottom of all these bad cases and start denaturalizing people who should not have been naturalized in the first place.” This process included the hiring or redirection of dozens of lawyers and the creation of a new office in Los Angeles. [For reference: https://apnews.com/1da389a535684a5f9d0da74081c242f3]

Please provide all relevant materials related to the current process of denaturalization review, the new process of denaturalization review, the establishment of any new offices (including the forthcoming one expected for Los Angeles), and any available reports regarding cases reviewed and new recommendations for denaturalization.

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, making responsive documents available as they are reviewed.

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me at 913-267-5511.

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: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Your request COW2018000846 is open and is in line to be processed, it is on day 32 of an estimated 166 day wait time (excluding weekends and holidays)
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
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From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Your request COW2018000846 is open and is in line to be processed, it is on day 54 of an estimated 190 day wait time (excluding weekends and holidays)
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
A

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

COW2018000846 is open and inline to be processed.
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
A

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

COW2018000846 is open and inline to be processed, our current estimated wait time is 224 business days.
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
A

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Your request COW2018000846 is open and is in line to be processed.
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
A

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Your request COW2018000846 is open and is in line to be processed, it is on day 135 of an estimated 270 day wait time (excluding weekends and holidays)
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
A

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline,. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline,. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mr. Hoppock,

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline,. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

Lennard A. Thomas, MHS
Government Information Specialist
Special Interest Group (SIG)
National Records Center, FOIA Operations
DHS I USCIS I IRIS
Email: lennard.a.thomas@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:lennard.a.thomas@uscis.dhs.gov>

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WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
FOIA Office
P. O. Box 648010
Lee's Summit, MO 64064-8010

April 29, 2019

This is a follow up to request number COW2018000846:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #COW2018000846.

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

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On March 29, 2019:
I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline,. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

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On Feb. 27, 2019:
I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline,. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

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On Jan. 28, 2019:
Your request COW2018000846 is open and is in line to be processed, it is on day 135 of an estimated 270 day wait time (excluding weekends and holidays)
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
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On Dec. 27, 2018:
Your request COW2018000846 is open and is in line to be processed.
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
A
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On Nov. 26, 2018:
COW2018000846 is open and inline to be processed, our current estimated wait time is 224 business days.
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
A
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On July 6, 2018:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All memorandums, directives, plans, and related materials regarding the establishment of processes and orders for the purpose of denaturalization and the associated review of naturalization and deportation cases at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

According to Director L. Francis Cessna, “We finally have a process in place to get to the bottom of all these bad cases and start denaturalizing people who should not have been naturalized in the first place.” This process included the hiring or redirection of dozens of lawyers and the creation of a new office in Los Angeles. [For reference: https://apnews.com/1da389a535684a5f9d0da74081c242f3]

Please provide all relevant materials related to the current process of denaturalization review, the new process of denaturalization review, the establishment of any new offices (including the forthcoming one expected for Los Angeles), and any available reports regarding cases reviewed and new recommendations for denaturalization.

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, making responsive documents available as they are reviewed.

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me at 913-267-5511.

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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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 57570
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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