ICE MOUs/MOAs (Department of Correction)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Correction of Delaware.
Multi Request ICE MOUs/MOAs
Est. Completion None
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From: Jonathan Rudenberg

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs), Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), memoranda of agreement or other liaison, information sharing or prisoner/detainee transfer agreements or delegations of authority with or involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed or otherwise put into effect between March 1, 2003 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Delaware, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Jonathan Rudenberg

From: Department of Correction

J. Rudenberg,

This is the response to your recent FOIA request for MOAs/MOUs concerning
information sharing or prisoner/detainee transfer agreements or delegation
of authority with or involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed
or put in effect between March 1, 2003 and the present.

In short, there is no such Memorandum of Agreement or understanding
between the Department of Corrections and ICE. Delaware is bound under
11 Del. C. § 6570 - 6573 Interstate Corrections Compact between this State
and any other States legally joining therein. Also, 11 Del. C. § 6575 contains
statutory authority regarding treaties between foreign countries, but again
not between the DOC and a federal agency, ie. ICE.

Please accept this response as acknowledgment of your request and also
that this matter is considered as completed.

Tim Martin