ICE MOUs/MOAs (Riverside County Sheriff)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Riverside County Sheriff of Riverside, CA.
Multi Request ICE MOUs/MOAs
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records 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. This includes but is not limited to any agreements entered into under or a result of Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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 such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Riverside County Sheriff

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Emma North-Best

Apologies, what are the fees for receiving copies of the records? The document provided doesn't seem to list them.

From: Riverside County Sheriff

Ms. Best,

Please see the attached invoices for your CPRA request. One reflects the cost if you would like the responsive documents on a CD, and the other reflects the cost for printed pages. The payment must be in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Please include a copy of the invoice with your payment. Once payment is received and processed, the responsive documents will be sent to you via certified mail.

Thank you,

Riverside County Sheriff's Department