AAEB5 Investment Scheme

Taylor-Scott Amarel filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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COW2019500057

Due April 10, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Taylor-Scott Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting documents matching the following characteristics be released to me:

1.) Documents, emails, attachments, or memos from January 1, 2013 to Present day;
2.) Sent, received, or copied to dhsexecsec@hq.dhs.gov or USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov; and
3.) Containing any of the following non-case-sensitive strings: “AAEB5” OR "Julia Park" OR "Delshah Capital" OR "Lex 47" ;

Should you need additional information, documents, or guidance, please let me know BEFORE closing my request. Furthermore, unless every letter in the requested documents is except from disclosure, do not redact an entire email or record in its entirety. Only redact exempt information such as, emails, phone number, names, personal information, etc.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Taylor-Scott Amarel

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-request . Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mr. Amarel,

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline,. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

Lennard A. Thomas, MHS
Government Information Specialist
Significant Interest Group (SIG)
National Records Center, FOIA Operations
DHS I USCIS I IRIS
Email: lennard.a.thomas@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:lennard.a.thomas@uscis.dhs.gov>

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WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
FOIA Office
P. O. Box 648010
Lee's Summit, MO 64064-8010

June 10, 2019

This is a follow up to request number COW2019500057:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 11, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #COW2019500057.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On May 10, 2019:
I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-request . Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

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On April 10, 2019:
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
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On March 11, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting documents matching the following characteristics be released to me:

1.) Documents, emails, attachments, or memos from January 1, 2013 to Present day;
2.) Sent, received, or copied to dhsexecsec@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:dhsexecsec@hq.dhs.gov> or USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov>; and
3.) Containing any of the following non-case-sensitive strings: “AAEB5” OR "Julia Park" OR "Delshah Capital" OR "Lex 47" ;

Should you need additional information, documents, or guidance, please let me know BEFORE closing my request. Furthermore, unless every letter in the requested documents is except from disclosure, do not redact an entire email or record in its entirety. Only redact exempt information such as, emails, phone number, names, personal information, etc.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Taylor-Scott Amarel

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fus-citizenship-and-immigration-services-182%252Faaeb5-investment-scheme-70416%252F%253Femail%253DFOIASIG.NRC%252540uscis.dhs.gov&url_auth_token=AAAj-WdBFYnPUWnCxeNDxizUa-M%3A1haG9y%3AAY9rMjOusMxOlzHHeJCDes-oytY
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 70416
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Taylor-Scott Amarel

Thank you, I appreciate the update.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mr. Amarel,

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline,. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

Lennard A. Thomas, MHS
Government Information Specialist
Significant Interest Group (SIG)
National Records Center, FOIA Operations
DHS I USCIS I IRIS
Email: lennard.a.thomas@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:lennard.a.thomas@uscis.dhs.gov>

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WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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From: Taylor-Scott Amarel

Thank you for the update. I look forward to receiving the documents.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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