CBP records, John Gambino

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:

Records of travel (including any border crossings, records of referral to secondary screening and customs declarations) for a deceased person named John Gambino whose date of birth was August 22, 1940 and whose place of birth was Italy.

(For reference, John Gambino adopted the name "John" after immigrating to the United States from Italy; please also run any query to include his birth name "Giovanni Gambino" and the same birthdate).

John Gambino is deceased as of 2017; please see the attached funeral notice in PDF for proof. Records concerning John Gambino as a subject have diminished privacy interest under both FOIA and the Privacy Act and are disclosable.

Records should include dates and locations of travel, the type of document used for identification, as well as the document's serial number.

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

T. McElwee
MuckRock News DEPT MR 97710
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 07/05/2020.     Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2020-063995 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-2020-063995 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial Grant/Partial Denial.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by [FOIAONLINE_HOME]. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor.