Ahmed Wali Karzai (CBP)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # CBP-2014-013305
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records on, about, mentioning, or concerning Ahmed Wali Karzai (Pashto: احمد ولي کرزی, Aḥmad Walī Karzay, 1961 – 12 July 2011). Records should include, but not be limited to border crossing records. Proof of death is attached.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:

All records on, about, mentioning, or concerning Ahmed Wali Karzai (Pashto:
احمد ولي کرزی, Aḥmad Walī Karzay, 1961 – 12 July 2011). Records should
include, but not be limited to border crossing records. Proof of death is
attached. Karzai was born in the southern Afghani city of Karz in 1961. An
exact date of birth is not available.

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 20 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

Request CBP-2014-013305 has been processed with the following final disposition: Improper FOIA request for other reason

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280216e05)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2014-019410
* Requester Name: Muckrock News
* Date Submitted: Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
media

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please clarify why a new tracking number was issued in this request, or clarify which request it corresponds to. There has been no activity to prompt a new tracking number.

Thank you.

From: CBP FOIA

To: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requesters
From: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) FOIA Office

This message is on behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Division. Our records show that you currently have a FOIA request for records or documents pending with CBP. We also note that you have not established an individual account in our automated FOIA requests processing system, FOIAonline<https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home>. In our effort to make information more readily accessible, we implemented FOIAonline<https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home> and I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to click on the following link https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home and create your FOIAonline account today. FOIAonline<https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home> is very user-friendly - simply follow the prompts to create an account and make a FOIA request. Submitting your FOIA request online is the preferred method (vs. postal mail/fax) for several reasons:

* You will immediately receive a unique FOIA tracking number and acknowledgment that your FOIA request was received by CBP.
* You will be able to track your FOIA request any day/any time through your FOIAonline account.
* You will receive an email to retrieve responsive records or document via your FOIAonline account, when records or documents become available.
* You can view all of your historical FOIA requests via the "dashboard" in your FOIAonline account.

Therefore, given that you have a pending FOIA request with CBP, I strongly encourage you to set-up a FOIAonline account<https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home>, so that when responsive records to your request become available, you can be notified electronically and view the records via your FOIAonline account. Please ensure when setting up your FOIAonline account that you use the exact same email address that you provided in the original FOIA request.

In closing, please note that CBP receives a high volume of FOIA requests, and while we are constantly striving to improve service to our customers, you can help us reduce our FOIA backlog by registering @ FOIAonline<https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home>. We appreciate your continued patience.

Thank you,
Franklin C. Jones
Executive Director
Privacy and Diversity Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

From: CBP FOIA

To: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requesters

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2014-013305.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2014-013305.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2014-013305.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2014-013305.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2014-013305.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2014-013305.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2014-013305.

Thank you for your help.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

Your FOIA request has been closed as insufficient for one or more of the following reasons Your FOIA request is a third party request and did not include authorization that information on this individual can be released to you.  All third party FOIA requests must include a signed G-28 or G-639 form, or a signed statement from the individual verifying that his/her information may be released to you.
Did not include a date of birth.
Did not include a full name (and aliases as appropriate) of the individual in which you are seeking records
Did not include a death certificate (or other proof that the subject is deceased)
Did not include a clear and detailed description of the records being requested.
Please resubmit your FOIA request, along with the required information, by logging into your existing FOIAonline account or go to https://foiaonline.regulations.gov to create an account.
Thank you, FOIA Division

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