Central American Media Campaigns

Jill M. Williams filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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F-2021-01395

Due Dec. 17, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Jill M. Williams

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Email communications and attachments from between 2014-2018 related to public information and media campaigns carried out in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that targeted potential migrants, including unaccompanied child migrants, and their families and warned of the dangers of migration. These campaigns are mentioned in GOA report "Improved Evaluation Efforts Could Enhance Agency Programs to Reduce Unaccompanied Child Migration" (attached).

Please limit your search to email communications to/from individuals in leadership positions.

This request is being submitted as part of an academic research project led by researchers at US institutions of higher education.

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,

Jill M. Williams

From: U.S. Department of State

Thank you for filing your FOIA request online on 11/20/2020. Here is a review of your request.

The records I request can be described as follows:

To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: Email communications and attachments from between 2014-2018 related to public information and media campaigns carried out in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that targeted potential migrants, including unaccompanied child migrants, and their families and warned of the dangers of migration. These campaigns are mentioned in GOA report "Improved Evaluation Efforts Could Enhance Agency Programs to Reduce Unaccompanied Child Migration" (attached). Please limit your search to email communications to/from individuals in leadership positions. This request is being submitted as part of an academic research project led by researchers at US institutions of higher education. 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, Jill M. Williams Attachments: https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_composer_attachments/jillmwilliams/90758/GAO20report202015.pdf Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/

The time period of my request is from 01/01/2014 to 01/01/2018

I am Affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution seeking information for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for commercial use.

I am willing to pay $25 for my request.

My additional comments are as follows:

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Ms. Jill M. Williams
411A Highland Ave
DEPT MR 104986
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
P: (617)299-1832
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From: U.S. Department of State

**THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.** Ms.Williams: This email acknowledges receipt of your November 20, 2020, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) request received by the U.S. Department of State, Office ofInformation Programs and Services on November 23, 2020, regardingemail communications to/from individuals in leadership positions related to public information and media campaigns carried out in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that targeted potential migrants, including unaccompanied child migrants, and their families and warned of the dangers of migration (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2014 To 1/1/2018). Unless you advise otherwise, we will treat as non-responsive any compilations of publicly available news reports and any publicly available documents not created by the U.S. government, such as mass-distribution emails from news media.  This Office assigned your request the subject reference number and placed it in the complex processing track where it will beprocessed as quickly as possible. See 22 CFR § 171.11(h). This Office willnot be able to respond within the 20 days provided by the statute due to“unusual circumstances.” See 5 U.S.C. §552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii). In this instance,the unusual circumstances include the need to search for and collect requestedrecords from other Department offices or Foreign Service posts. If you have any questions regarding yourrequest , would like to narrow the scope or arrange analternative time frame to speed its processing, or would like an estimated dateof completion, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center or our FOIAPublic Liaison by email at FOIAstatus@state.gov or telephone at202-261-8484. Additionally, youmay contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at theNational Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIAmediation services they offer. Thecontact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government InformationServices, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS,College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. **THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.**

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