FOIA - Oregon Fusion Center - Abolish ICE PDX

J Ader filed this request with the Oregon Titan Fusion Center of Oregon .
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From: J Ader


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All threat assessments, field reports, and intelligence updates, which have focused on the following groups and campaigns:

- Abolish ICE PDX
- OccupyICE
- DeportICE
- Multnomah Camp

For assistance in finding relevant documents, please see the following news article segments highlighting the movement local to Portland:

"A few dozen demonstrators gathered in front of the nondescript Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in southwest Portland on June 17.

After the candles were blown out, some of the demonstrators decided to stay, stumbling onto a more effective form of protest with a simple line of reasoning: ICE cannot deport people if immigration judges, lawyers and litigants cannot physically enter its facilities.

A week later, the number of people outside the facility has ballooned, blockading the government building around the clock with their bodies, hastily scrawled poster board signs and a tandem bicycle. By Monday morning, a Federal Protective Services spokesman told The Washington Post, the only people inside the facility were government officials making sure the doors were securely locked." [source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/06/25/a-protest-movement-shut-down-an-ice-facility-in-portland-and-is-spreading-to-other-cities/ ]

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"The makeshift city outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building here has swelled to more than 90 tents, and protesters appear to be willing to dig in for the long haul. It’s been 10 days now, and “Multnomah Camp” is fortified with a wall made of wood and blue tarps and is adorned with signs declaring a simple message." [source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2018/06/27/portland-ice-protest-grows-demonstrators-seek-abolish-agency-amid-immigration-crisis/ ]

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.

Sincerely,

J Ader

From: Oregon Titan Fusion Center

Dear J Adler,

This email is to confirm receipt of your request for public records below. We are currently determining whether or not we possess records responsive to your request. Please expect an update next week.

Thank you for contacting the Department of Justice.

Emily Anderson
Oregon Department of Justice

From: Oregon Titan Fusion Center

The Oregon Department of Justice has no documents that are responsive to your public records request dated June 28, 2018.

David M. Taylor
Paralegal | Oregon Department of Justice | 1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301 | (503) 947-4540

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From: J Ader

To whom it may concern,

I would respectfully like to appeal the "no responsive documents" response to the Oregon Public Records request I made for the following:

"All threat assessments, field reports, and intelligence updates, which have focused on the following groups and campaigns:

- Abolish ICE PDX
- OccupyICE
- DeportICE
- Multnomah Camp

For assistance in finding relevant documents, please see the following news article segments highlighting the movement local to Portland:

"A few dozen demonstrators gathered in front of the nondescript Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in southwest Portland on June 17.

After the candles were blown out, some of the demonstrators decided to stay, stumbling onto a more effective form of protest with a simple line of reasoning: ICE cannot deport people if immigration judges, lawyers and litigants cannot physically enter its facilities.

A week later, the number of people outside the facility has ballooned, blockading the government building around the clock with their bodies, hastily scrawled poster board signs and a tandem bicycle. By Monday morning, a Federal Protective Services spokesman told The Washington Post, the only people inside the facility were government officials making sure the doors were securely locked." [source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/06/25/a-protest-movement-shut-down-an-ice-facility-in-portland-and-is-spreading-to-other-cities/ ]

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"The makeshift city outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building here has swelled to more than 90 tents, and protesters appear to be willing to dig in for the long haul. It’s been 10 days now, and “Multnomah Camp” is fortified with a wall made of wood and blue tarps and is adorned with signs declaring a simple message." [source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2018/06/27/portland-ice-protest-grows-demonstrators-seek-abolish-agency-amid-immigration-crisis/ ]"

This request was originally submitted to the Oregon Titan Fusion Center on the date of June 28th, 2018. The request was eventually responded to on the date of July 10th, 2018 by a David Taylor within the agency, with a "no responsive documents found" response. I am appeal the fact that there are no responsive records to my original request.

I was not given a filing number for this particular request but I can provide any further information needed.

Thanks,
- J. Ader

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