Communist Party Interest in Puerto Rican Independence

Paul Galante filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

RF-353

1471868-000

Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Paul Galante

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Files captioned "Communist Party Interest in Puerto Rican Independence", including 100-CG-36873, 100-NY-140277, and 100-SJ-6433.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, individuals, agencies and companies. 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 the Bureau has no other copies of said records. If previously released records are available, then I request a rolling release consisting of those records while additional records are located and processed for release.

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,

Paul Galante

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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From: Paul Galante

file numbers 100-NY-140277 and 100-SJ-6433
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Files captioned "Communist Party Interest in Puerto Rican Independence", including 100-CG-36873, 100-NY-140277, and 100-SJ-6433.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, individuals, agencies and companies. 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 the Bureau has no other copies of said records. If previously released records are available, then I request a rolling release consisting of those records while additional records are located and processed for release.

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,

Paul Galante

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Galante:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through MuckRock
News via *U.S. Mail*. We received your request on October 16, 2020. Your
request concerns FBI files.

This office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for the National Archives
and Records Administration's *operational *records (records created by this
agency). Your request is for *archival* records (records created by or
originated in a different agency, but that may have been transferred to the
legal custody of NARA) to which access is restricted. Therefore, we have
forwarded it to our *Office of Research Services, Special Access and
FOIA* staff
who handle FOIA requests for such archival records.

That office will assign your request a tracking number, and respond
directly to you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office,
please contact them at the address below, or electronically via email.

The National Archives and Records Administration
Special Access and FOIA Staff (RF)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3190
By fax: 301-837-1864
By email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your request is below. In the future, we
encourage you to submit requests electronically since many of our staff are
working remotely, and we have limited access to our mailroom. If you have
future requests for FBI files, please submit them directly to Special
Access and FOIA at their email address above. Also, please send all status
update requests to the same email address. It helps to attach any
response you received from the FBI telling you the records have been
transferred to NARA.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for information about
when and how to file a FOIA request with NARA. On our main website,
www.archives.gov, you can learn more about the resources that we offer to
the public, and access our online catalog.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to guidance received from the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), federal agencies have adjusted their
normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical
work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the
safety of our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities,
you may experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA
request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Paul Galante,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request for records in the
custody of the National Archives and Records Administration. Due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to process FOIA requests according to
our normal procedures. We have assigned your 2 requests (for FBI records
pertaining to Ma Hongkui and for Communist interest in Puerto Rican
independence including files 100-NY-140277, 100-SJ-6433, 100-CG-36873) the
temporary tracking number *RF-353. *When we resume normal operations, we
will log requests into our system in the order they were received. At that
time, we will provide you with a new FOIA tracking number and a more
substantive response. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate
your understanding and patience.

Sincerely,
Brigitte Flynn
Special Access & FOIA Staff

From:

This is an automated reply to inform you that the National Archives and Records Administration received your email.

We have received your request and will respond within 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requesters

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Thank you.

From:

This is an automated reply to inform you that the National Archives and Records Administration received your email.

We have received your request and will respond within 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requesters

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Thank you.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Paul Galante,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, assigned temporary tracking
number *RF-353*, received by this office for records in the custody of the
National Archives and Records Administration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
we are not able to provide status updates for FOIA requests. Once normal
operating procedures resume, we will provide you with a response to your
status update request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate
your understanding and patience.

Sincerely,
Ashney Randle
Special Access & FOIA Program

From: National Archives and Records Administration

August 17, 2021

Dear Paul Galante:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
of September 23, 2020 for records in the custody of the National Archives
and Records Administration. Your request was received in this office on
October 16, 2020 and assigned FOIA tracking number 64738, interim tracking
number RF-353.

You requested access to FBI file numbers 100-NY-140277, 100-SJ-6433,
100-CG-36873 as well as FBI files pertaining to Ma Hongkui / Ma
Hung-Kuei; Communist
Party Interest in Puerto Rican Independence.

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Our initial assessment is that the Communist Party of Puerto Rico is the
subject of the records, compiled as part of 100-NY-140277
investigation, created
between December 1959 and March 1977, and consisting of an estimated 800
pages.

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Our initial assessment is that Communist Party interest in Puerto Rican
independence is the subject of the records, compiled as part of
100-SJ-6433 investigation, created between March 1960 and April 1975,
and consisting of an estimated 400 pages.

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You requested FBI case files related to 100-CG-36873. We conducted a
search of all available indexes transferred to the National Archives and
were unable to identify FBI case files responsive to your request in our
holdings. If you have not done so already, you may wish to submit a FOIA
request to the FBI for a search of their indexes for files relating to your
subject. Information about how to submit a FOIA request with the FBI is
available on their website at:
https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foipa/requesting-fbi-records
.

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You requested FBI case files related to Ma Hongkui / Ma Hung-Kuei. We
conducted a search of all available indexes transferred to the National
Archives for Ma Hongkui and Ma Hung-Kuei and were unable to identify any
FBI case files responsive to your request in our holdings.

These records require review for information protected from release under the
FOIA <https://www.archives.gov/foia/foia-guide#determine>:
https://www.archives.gov/foia/foia-guide#determine.

The estimated total page count for your request is 1200 pages. Requests
between 701 and 3,000 pages are assigned to our second-tier processing
queue. To give you an indication of our existing second-tier backlog, we
are currently processing requests received in June 2014.

Once we notify you that processing is complete, you may either visit our
College Park, MD facility to view the file at no cost, or order a
reproduction. Our current fee for reproductions is 80 cents per page, so we
estimate the total cost will be $960.

If you are willing to narrow your request for a potentially faster
processing time, please contact us to discuss narrowing options.

You must notify this office of changes to your contact information. If
communication is returned as undeliverable and no return address is
provided, your case will be administratively closed. To change your contact
information or to track the status of your request, please email
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov or call 301-837-3190. Please include your FOIA
tracking number in all communications concerning this request.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request and would like the
opportunity to discuss our response, you may contact our FOIA Public
Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

FOIA Public Liaison: Rebecca Calcagno

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

301-837-3190

If you have other questions regarding your request, please contact me
directly.

Sincerely,

Jermaine Scott

Archives Specialist

Special Access and FOIA Program (RF)

jermaine.scott@nara.gov

https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

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