Air interdictions 2000 to 2013

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # CBP-2014-030730
Due Sept. 30, 2014
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A database of illegal air interdictions in all border states from FY2000 to the date this request is processed.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

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.

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.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Associate General Counsel (General Law)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mailstop 0655,
Washington, D.C. 20528

May 5, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of constructive denial of the FOIA below, which has been submitted by fax to CBP on three separate occasions since January 31, 2014. I have yet to receive so much as an acknowledgement or tracking number, much less a substantive response.

Please remand this request to CBP for processing immediately.

Thank you,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Burroughs and Ms. Tell -

A copy of the below appeal for constructive denial was sent to the indicated address. Please let me know if CBP has indeed begun processing this request without any acknowledgement being sent my way over the past three months.

Thank you,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: TELL, STEPHANIE S.

Unfortunately, we do not have the request. Please submit your FOIA request via FOIA Online.

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: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Tell -

I have three separate confirmations of delivery for this faxed request. As such, I will be moving forward with the constructive denial appeal.

Respectfully,

Shawn Musgrave

From: TELL, STEPHANIE S.

Please be advised that although you may have a confirmation, our fax machine is not compatible with all machines, which is why we encourage the use of submitting through FOIA Online.

Thank You -
Stephanie S. Tell, PHR, SWP, HCS

This communication may contain sensitive data that must be controlled and not to be released to the public or personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know." Such data are subject to the For Official Use Only provisions in DHS Management Directive 11042.1.  Data containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) must be secured in accordance with the DHS Handbook for Safeguarding Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information dated October 31, 2008. If you are not the addressee, or the person responsible for delivering it to the addressee, you are hereby notified that reading, disseminating, distributing or copying this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message by mistake, please immediately notify us by replying to the message and delete the original message immediately thereafter.

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.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Associate General Counsel (General Law)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mailstop 0655,
Washington, D.C. 20528

June 4, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a second appeal of constructive denial of the FOIA below, which was submitted to CBP FOIA on January 31, 2014 (see below). The first appeal for constructive denial was sent on May 5, 2014, but I have yet to receive any acknowledgement of that appeal. Nor have I received any formal acknowledgement or tracking number from CBP, much less a substantive response, despite a number of communications and confirmations that it was received via fax and email.

Please remand this request to CBP for processing immediately, and acknowledge receipt of this appeal.

Thank you,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: TELL, STEPHANIE S.

Mr. Musgrave,

Do you have a telephone number for me to contact you?

Thank You -
Stephanie S. Tell, PHR, SWP, HCS

This communication may contain sensitive data that must be controlled and not to be released to the public or personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know." Such data are subject to the For Official Use Only provisions in DHS Management Directive 11042.1.  Data containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) must be secured in accordance with the DHS Handbook for Safeguarding Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information dated October 31, 2008. If you are not the addressee, or the person responsible for delivering it to the addressee, you are hereby notified that reading, disseminating, distributing or copying this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message by mistake, please immediately notify us by replying to the message and delete the original message immediately thereafter.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Tell -

I am unable to discuss by phone today, but if you provide a phone number and times you are available tomorrow, I would be happy to discuss.

-Shawn

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=090004d2802a23fb)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2014-030730
* Requester Name: Shawn Musgrave
* Date Submitted: 06/09/2014
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
"A database of illegal air interdictions in all border states from FY200 to the date this request is processed."

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request CBP-2014-030730 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
06/09/2014
* Request Long Description:
"A database of illegal air interdictions in all border states from FY200 to the date this request is processed."

From: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Tell -

Per the attached request for additional detail, attached please find figures sent by CBP in June 2013 in response to a previous, similar FOIA request. This is a request for the same figures from FY2000 onward but for all border states.

Please let me know if this is sufficient detail to proceed in processing this request.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

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-2014-030730.

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-2014-030730.

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-2014-030730.

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-2014-030730.

Thank you for your help.

From: CBP FOIA

Dear Mr. Shawn Musgrave,

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Division received your letter inquiring about a FOIA request that you previously submitted to CBP reference FOIA number CBP-2014-030730.

This letter is to confirm that your FOIA request has been received by CBP and will be processed in the order it was received. Once responsive records are available, you will be notified electronically by CBP FOIA that records are available to view via your FOIAonline account. If you already have a FOIAonline account, you can view or print responsive records from your account. If you do not already have a FOIAonline account, please create one by taking the following steps:

Simply go to your search engine (i.e., google, etc.) and type FOIAonline, then hit enter, that will take you to the FOIAonline site.
From there, press the green button on the right "Create an Account" and follow the prompts to create a FOIAonline account.
Make sure when creating your account you use the same email address that you provided when submitting your original FOIA request - that way the email addresses in your original FOIA request can be synched with the FOIAonline account you create.
Submitting a FOIA request online is the preferred method (vs. postal mail) for many reasons:

You immediately receive a unique FOIA tracking number and acknowledgment that your FOIA request was received by CBP.
You can track your FOIA request any day/any time through your FOIAonline account.
When responsive records become available, you receive an email letting you know records can be viewed via your FOIAonline account,
You can view all of your historical FOIA requests via the "dashboard" in your FOIAonline account.
In the future, please use your FOIAonline account to submit future FOIA requests to CBP. Please note that all FOIA requests for official travel records on an individual must include 1) the subject's name, 2) the subject's date of birth, and 3) third party consent. If this information is not provided with the original FOIA request, it will be considered "insufficient", and will not be processed.

Finally, the CBP FOIA office has a significant backlog of FOIA requests. If you do not receive a response to your FOIA request within 20 business days, please do not resubmit the same FOIA request as it creates further delays. We are working very hard to clear the FOIA backlog and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

CBP FOIA Division

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-2014-030730.

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-2014-030730.

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-2014-030730.

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

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