Firm Challenges 'Threatening' FOIA Retraction From Feds

By Grace Dixon (January 28, 2022, 8:04 PM EST) -- A Kansas immigration firm filed suit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Friday, asking a Missouri federal court to clarify a "threatening" letter from the agency seeking to claw back Freedom of Information Act records released seven months earlier.

Hoppock Law Firm asked the court to rule that a letter from USCIS demanding it immediately return or destroy records from an unspecified and unnamed FOIA request and identify whether it shared the disclosed documents has no basis. The firm argued that the letter's requests amount to a violation of the FOIA statute as well as attorney-client privilege.

"The FOIA statute...

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