CBP Local Cooperation

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

CBP-2018-065635

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Taylor Dobbs

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications or records of communications since January 1, 2016 between Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel and law enforcement officials in Vermont, including but not limited to: emails, text messages, Signal messages, WhatsApp messages, Facebook messages, voicemails, hand-written or printed meeting notes, and letters or memos.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and I am making this request in my role as a working journalist at Vermont Public Radio.

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 Dobbs
tdobbs@vpr.net
802-654-4364

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=090004d281991b8a)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2018-065635
* Requester Name: Taylor Dobbs
* Date Submitted: 06/14/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: see attachment. Refer to CBP-2017-055244

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

* 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.
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.  The expected response time for a FOIA request for travel documents is 3-6 months.   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

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