|Submitted||July 16, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities are reportedly using a Palantir app called FALCON (https://www.wnyc.org/story/palantir-directly-powers-ice-workplace-raids-emails-show/).
Therefore, I hereby request the following records from ICE's St. Paul Field Office:
- All emails from ICE's St. Paul Field Office from January 1, 2017 to present that mention Palantir's "FALCON" mobile app.
- All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance materials on the use of Palantir's "FALCON" mobile app from ICE's St. Paul Field Office.
- A copy of any use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, or informal agreements owned by ICE's St. Paul Field Office that reference Palantir's "FALCON" mobile app or otherwise guide its use.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).
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 10 business days.
Thank you for contacting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) St. Paul Outreach with your question or concern. ERO is dedicated to ensuring that the community is fully informed of our programs and processes, and to answering your inquiry in a timely manner. Your inquiry will be reviewed by a member of our outreach team and, if appropriate, a response will be provided.
If you are trying to locate an individual who is being held by ICE please see the Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) at https://locator.ice.gov<https://locator.ice.gov/>.
Please remember we cannot share any details with you about another person without a signed Form G-28 or privacy waiver. For information on ICE privacy regulations, please visit: http://www.ice.gov/about/offices/management-administration/privacy/.
If this is a concern that requires immediate attention, please be assured we will look into it as promptly as possible.
If you wish to report a tip or someone you believe is in the country illegally, please call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.
ERO St. Paul Outreach
1 Federal Drive
Ft. Snelling, MN 55111
Shawn Neudauer, Public Affairs Officer
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS<https://www.dhs.gov/>), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE<https://www.ice.gov/>)
Office: (612) 843-8985
Serving MN, IA, NE, ND, SD, KS, MO
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