|Submitted||July 16, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Washington Public Records 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 Seattle Field Office:
- All emails from ICE's Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Thank you for contacting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Seattle 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 this is a concern that requires immediate attention, please be assured we will look into it as promptly as possible.
If you are trying to locate an individual who is being housed by ICE, see the Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) at https://locator.ice.gov
Please remember we cannot share any details with you about another person without a signed Form G-28, privacy wavier, or, in certain circumstances, appropriate verification of an agency relationship with the individual. For information on ICE privacy regulations, please visit: http://www.ice.gov/about/offices/management-administration/privacy/.
Case information must be sent directly to the appropriate office or detention facility that is responsible for that case. Facility contact information and visitation schedules can be found at: http://www.ice.gov/detention-facilities/
The outreach mailbox is not the proper conduit for legal representation. If you do not have your client’s case officer contact information, please either mail your correspondence to the field office at 12500 Tukwila International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98168, or bring it to the duty officer at the same address.
If your concern relates to immigration court proceedings, contact the local Office of Chief Counsel (OCC). For contact information, please visit: http://www.ice.gov/contact/opla/.
ICE’s ERO Detention Reporting and Information Line (DRIL) are also staffed with personnel who are able to answer questions you may have about how the announcement may affect you, someone you know, or your clients. The toll-free line can be reached at 1-888-351-4024, Monday – Friday from 8am to 8pm (Eastern).
If you are a victim of crime seeking assistance from the Victims of Immigration Crime Enforcement Office (VOICE), please call 1-855-48-VOICE.
If you wish to report a criminal tip, please call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.
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