|Submitted||Aug. 15, 2013|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
A list or log of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement referrals made by Prince William County since January 2009 grouped by month, year, and reason for arrest, reason for referral, and whether ICE took custody of the arrestee or not. If no such log is kept, please perform a word search on the police reporting system, using keywords: Immigration, ICE and detainer, and provide copies of records that indicate a referral was made to ICE.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
The Virginia Freedom of Information Act requires that public records be
open to inspection by citizens of Virginia. My understanding is that
you are not a Virginia citizen. Therefore Virginia FOIA does not apply
to your request.
That said, the Police Department does not possess the records you
requested. ICE referrals are not made by the Prince William County
Police Department. Those matters are handled by the Prince William
County Adult Detention Center (ADC), which is not a unit of the Prince
William County government. To the extent the records you request exist,
they would be maintained by the ADC.
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