CBP records, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa (1935-2020)

T. McElwee filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all DHS/CBP records regarding the late Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa (November 24, 1935 – November 11, 2020), Bahraini royal and politician who had served as the Prime Minister of Bahrain from 1970 until his death in November of 2020.

Of interest are all records of Prince Khalifa's travel and entries in the United States.

Prince Khalifa's death was widely reported in 2020 (see attachment); these records should thus be assumed to have diminished privacy interests from the FOIA Exemption 6, 7(C) as well as the Privacy Act. Release of the information serves the public interest in the international relations of the United States of America with the Kingdom of Bahrain and with the Middle East and the states of the Persian Gulf.

The following information is provided to locate records:
Full name (Roman): Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Full name (Arabic): خليفة بن سلمان آل خليفة
Birthdate: November 24, 1935
Nationality of Passport Kingdom of Bahrain

Please conduct a search of all systems of records for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, agencies and companies. Particular systems of records of interest include (not exclusively):

• DHS/ALL-041 External Biometric Records (EBR)
• DHS/CBP-001 Import Information System (IIS)
• DHS/CBP-005 Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)
• DHS/CBP-006 Automated Targeting System (ATS)
• DHS/CBP-007 Border Crossing Information (BCI)
• DHS/CBP-008 Non-Federal Entity Data Systems (NEDS)
• DHS/CBP-009 Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
• DHS/CBP-010 Persons Engaged in International Trade in Customs and Border Protection Licensed/Regulated Activities
• DHS/CBP-011 U.S. Customs and Border Protection TECS
• DHS/CBP-012 Closed Circuit Television System
• DHS/CBP-013 Seized Assets and Case Tracking System (SEACATS)
• DHS/CBP-016 Nonimmigrant Information System (NIIS)
• DHS/CBP-017 Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI)
• DHS/CBP-019 Air and Marine Operations Surveillance System (AMOSS)
• DHS/CBP-021 Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS)
• DHS/CBP-024 Intelligence Records System (CIRS)
• DHS/USCIS/ICE/CBP-001 Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System of Records.

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that CBP has no other copies of said records.

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.


T. McElwee

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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-2021-010909&type=request)

* Tracking Number: CBP-2021-010909
* Requester Name: T. McElwee
* Date Submitted: 11/15/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Please See attachment for description.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

T. McElwee
MuckRock News DEPT MR 104815
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144
Dear T. McElwee:
This notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 11/15/2020 for Khalifa bin salman Al Khalifa.     Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2021-010909 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).

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)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-2021-010909 has been processed with the following final disposition: No Records.



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