All technology on US-Mexico border used to surreptitiously mark individuals crossing the border (United States Customs and Border Protection)

Erik Franco filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking #

CBP-2018-068435

Multi Request All technology on US-Mexico border used to surreptitiously mark individuals crossing the border
Status
Rejected

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From: Erik Franco

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records, memos, budgets, assessments, and contracts regarding any and all technology that has been operational deployed on the US-Mexico border to surreptitiously mark individuals crossing the border, from the dates 01/01/13 to the date this request is processed.

For example, one such system used at the border for this purpose—used at least as recently as 1995—was an"invisible dye" that was deployed from the air and at ground level to mark and track individuals, as discussed in this Department of Justice Project Review Form titled "External Review of the U.S. Border Patrol and Its Measures of Effectiveness for Controlling the Southwest Border," found here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/158029NCJRS.pdf

I am a member of the press and therefore request 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Erik Franco and Brian Anderson

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

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=090004d2819b6734)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2018-068435
* Requester Name: Erik Franco
* Date Submitted: 07/02/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: All records, memos, budgets, assessments, and contracts regarding any and all technology that has been operational deployed on the US-Mexico border to surreptitiously mark individuals crossing the border, from the dates 01/01/13 to the date this request is processed. For example, one such system used at the border for this purpose—used at least as recently as 1995—was an"invisible dye" that was deployed from the air and at ground level to mark and track individuals, as discussed in this Department of Justice Project Review Form titled "External Review of the U.S. Border Patrol and Its Measures of Effectiveness for Controlling the Southwest Border," found here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/158029NCJRS.pdf I am a member of the press and therefore request 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 20 business days, as the statute requires. Sincerely, Erik Franco and Brian Anderson

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Please see attached response letter.
Thank you,
FOIA Division
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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