CBP - Dog Pound/Freezer

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

CBP-2019-060239, CBP-OIT-2019-060239, CBP-AP-2019-080769

CBP-2019-060239, CBP-OIT-2019-060239

CBP-2019-060239

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emily Crose

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any handwritten, email, electronic or audio/visual records including the terms:
"Dog Pound"
"Freezer"
"The Freezer"

These records would be in regards to immigrant detainment facilities. Please include any responsive documents between the years of 2016 through the published date of this request (June 2019)

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,

Emily Crose

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://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=CBP-2019-060239&type=request)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2019-060239
* Requester Name: Emily Crose
* Date Submitted: 06/14/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any handwritten, email, electronic or audio/visual records including the terms:
"Dog Pound"
"Freezer"
"The Freezer"

These records would be in regards to immigrant detainment facilities. Please include any responsive documents between the years of 2016 through the published date of this request (June 2019)

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,

Emily Crose

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hbdP3%3AXMNrRdKtnZ67AaPLoseCWUTIFHs&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fcbp-dog-poundfreezer-75363%252F%253F

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Emily Crose
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 75363
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144
06/14/2019
CBP-2019-060239
Dear Emily Crose:
This notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 06/14/2019 in which you are seeking any handwritten, email, electronic or audio/visual records including the terms:
"Dog Pound"
"Freezer"
"The Freezer"
Please be advised, searching all of CBP for handwritten or audio/visual records would be overburdensome on the agency.  Please revise your request to include only email searches.
Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2019-060239 to track the status of your request.  If you have not already done so, you must create a FOIAonline account at https://foiaonline.gov.  This is the only method available to check the status of your pending FOIA request. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/)
Provisions of the Act allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS FOIA regulations outlined on the DHS website, https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/22/2016-28095/freedom-of-information-act-regulations. By submitting your request, you have agreed to pay up to $25.00 in applicable processing fees, if any fees associated with your request exceed this amount, CBP shall contact you; however, the first 100 pages are free. (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/22/2016-28095/freedom-of-information-act-regulations)
Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request.  Consistent with 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, CBP processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt.  Although CBP’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, FOIA does permit a 10-day extension of this time period in certain circumstances pursuant to 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.5(c).
CBP’s FOIA Division is working hard to reduce the amount of time necessary to respond to FOIA requests.  Currently, the average time to process a FOIA request related to "travel/border incidents" is a minimum of 3-6 months. We truly appreciate your continued patience.
For additional information please consult CBP FOIA website please click on FOIA Act Resources or visit (http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia) http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia. (http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia)
Sincerely,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request - CBP-2019-060239 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: CBP-2019-060239
* Requester: Emily Crose
* Submitted Date: 06/14/2019
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any handwritten, email, electronic or audio/visual records including the terms:
"Dog Pound"
"Freezer"
"The Freezer"

These records would be in regards to immigrant detainment facilities. Please include any responsive documents between the years of 2016 through the published date of this request (June 2019)

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,

Emily Crose

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hbdP3%3AXMNrRdKtnZ67AaPLoseCWUTIFHs&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fcbp-dog-poundfreezer-75363%252F%253F

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-2019-060239 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OIT-2019-060239. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-2019-060239
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OIT-2019-060239
* Requester Name: Emily Crose
* Date Submitted: 06/14/2019
* Long Description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any handwritten, email, electronic or audio/visual records including the terms:
"Dog Pound"
"Freezer"
"The Freezer"

These records would be in regards to immigrant detainment facilities. Please include any responsive documents between the years of 2016 through the published date of this request (June 2019)

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,

Emily Crose

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hbdP3%3AXMNrRdKtnZ67AaPLoseCWUTIFHs&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fcbp-dog-poundfreezer-75363%252F%253F

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-OIT-2019-060239 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2019-060239. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-OIT-2019-060239
* New Tracking Number: CBP-2019-060239
* Requester Name: Emily Crose
* Date Submitted: 06/14/2019
* Long Description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any handwritten, email, electronic or audio/visual records including the terms:
"Dog Pound"
"Freezer"
"The Freezer"

These records would be in regards to immigrant detainment facilities. Please include any responsive documents between the years of 2016 through the published date of this request (June 2019)

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,

Emily Crose

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hbdP3%3AXMNrRdKtnZ67AaPLoseCWUTIFHs&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fcbp-dog-poundfreezer-75363%252F%253F

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Ms. Best,
Upon conferring with CBP's component office tasked with conducting the email portion of your request, they are recommending the scope be narrowed as the search terms are too common and may produce voluminous amounts of unproductive data.  Additionally, without identifying specific email boxes, they are unable to ascertain whether the email addresses searched would be associated with immigrant detainment facilities.  Please “respond all” to this email, as I have CCed myself, and will happy to assist you with reshaping your request in order to get the information you are seeking.  If a response is not received within 10 working days (by July 3), your request will be considered insufficient and be closed as such.
Thank you,
Jodi Drengson
CBP FOIA

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello Ms. Drengson,

Could you please confirm the content of the FOIA request relevant to your recent communication (copied below)? I believe it was directed to an unrelated FOIA request, and I'm trying to direct it to the appropriate location.

"Ms. Best,
Upon conferring with CBP's component office tasked with conducting the email portion of your request, they are recommending the scope be narrowed as the search terms are too common and may produce voluminous amounts of unproductive data. Additionally, without identifying specific email boxes, they are unable to ascertain whether the email addresses searched would be associated with immigrant detainment facilities. Please “respond all” to this email, as I have CCed myself, and will happy to assist you with reshaping your request in order to get the information you are seeking. If a response is not received within 10 working days (by July 3), your request will be considered insufficient and be closed as such.
Thank you,
Jodi Drengson
CBP FOIA"

Thanks so much for your time and help.

Best wishes,
Beryl Lipton, MuckRock

From: Emily Crose

This request was not for specific email addresses, this was for the keyword terms "Dog Pound", "Freezer" and "The Freezer". Please clarify the last transmission.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request - CBP-2019-060239 has been supplemented with additional supporting files. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: CBP-2019-060239
* Requester: Emily Crose
* Submitted Date: 06/14/2019
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any handwritten, email, electronic or audio/visual records including the terms:
"Dog Pound"
"Freezer"
"The Freezer"

These records would be in regards to immigrant detainment facilities. Please include any responsive documents between the years of 2016 through the published date of this request (June 2019)

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,

Emily Crose

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hbdP3%3AXMNrRdKtnZ67AaPLoseCWUTIFHs&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fcbp-dog-poundfreezer-75363%252F%253F

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request - CBP-2019-060239 has been supplemented with additional supporting files. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: CBP-2019-060239
* Requester: Emily Crose
* Submitted Date: 06/14/2019
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any handwritten, email, electronic or audio/visual records including the terms:
"Dog Pound"
"Freezer"
"The Freezer"

These records would be in regards to immigrant detainment facilities. Please include any responsive documents between the years of 2016 through the published date of this request (June 2019)

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,

Emily Crose

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hbdP3%3AXMNrRdKtnZ67AaPLoseCWUTIFHs&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fcbp-dog-poundfreezer-75363%252F%253F

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-2019-060239 has been processed with the following final disposition: Records Not Reasonably Described.

From: Emily Crose

I would like to appeal the integrity of this response. My request contained a clear request for any facilities containing captive humans referred to in records as "freezer" "The freezer" or "The Dog Pound".

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA
appeal
- CBP-AP-2019-080769 has been supplemented with additional supporting files. Additional details for this item are as follows:

* Tracking Number: CBP-AP-2019-080769
* Requester: Emily Crose
* Submitted Date: 08/29/2019
* Description:
I would like to appeal the integrity of this response.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA
appeal
- CBP-AP-2019-080769 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:

* Tracking Number: CBP-AP-2019-080769
* Requester: Emily Crose
* Submitted Date: 08/29/2019
* Description:
I would like to appeal the integrity of this response.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-AP-2019-080769 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal. Final decision is attached.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Your FOIAonline user account for requests@muckrock.com will be deactivated in 5 days due to inactivity.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Your FOIAonline user account for requests@muckrock.com will be deactivated in 5 days due to inactivity.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Your FOIAonline user account for requests@muckrock.com has been deactivated due to inactivity.

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