Correspondence between the Chinese government and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program

Jeff Elder filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-ICFO-85532 ; COW2015000471
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From: Jeff Elder

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking all correspondence between the Chinese government and the Student Exchange and Visitor Program in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jeff Elder

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Jeff Elder

OK, thanks.

From: ICE

June 19, 2015 Jeff Elder MuckRock DEPT MR 18017 PO Box 55819 Boston, MA 02205-5819 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2015-ICFO-85532 Dear Mr. Elder: This acknowledges receipt of your May 27, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all correspondence between the Chinese government and the Student Exchange and Visitor Program in ICE.  Your request was received in this office on June 19, 2015. After careful review of your FOIA request, we determined that your request is too broad in scope, did not specifically identify the records which you are seeking, or only posed questions to the agency.  Records must be described in reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency.  For this reason, §5.3(b) of the DHS regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, require that you describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible, to ensure that our search can locate them with a reasonable amount of effort.  Whenever possible, a request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipients, and subject matter of the records, if known, or the ICE program office you believe created and/or controls the record. particularly the time range you are searching for, The FOIA does not require an agency to create new records, answer questions posed by requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identify specific records. Please resubmit your request containing a reasonable description of the records you are seeking.  Upon receipt of a perfected request, you will be advised as to the status of your request. If we do not hear from you within 10 days from the date of this letter, we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the case will be administratively closed.  Please be advised that this action is not a denial of your request and will not preclude you from filing other requests in the future. Your request has been assigned reference number 2015-ICFO-85532. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. To check the status of an ICE FOIA/PA request, please visit . Please note that to check the status of a request, you must enter the 2014-ICFO-XXXXX or 2015-ICFO-XXXXX tracking number. You may contact this office at (866) 633-1182. Our mailing address is 500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009, Washington, D.C. 20536-5009. (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status
Regards,
ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182
Visit our FOIA website at
www.ice.gov/foia

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-ICFO-85532 ; COW2015000471.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-ICFO-85532 ; COW2015000471.

Thank you for your help.

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

This request was closed on 06/19/2015.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

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