Cultural Artifact Confiscation

Nathanael King filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # CBP-OFO-2017-082165
Due Sept. 15, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Nathanael King

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records of all items confiscated at border checkpoints since Jan. 1, 2016, which were categorized as "cultural artifacts and cultural property."

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,

Nathanael King

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28152d4ce)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2017-082165
* Requester Name: NATHANAEL KING
* Date Submitted: 08/17/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Records of all items confiscated at border checkpoints since Jan 1, 2016, which were categorized as "cultural artifacts and cultural property." 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 email attachment if available or cd -Rom if not.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-2017-082165 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OFO-2017-082165. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-2017-082165
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OFO-2017-082165
* Requester Name: NATHANAEL KING
* Date Submitted: 08/17/2017
* Long Description: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Records of all items confiscated at border checkpoints since Jan 1, 2016, which were categorized as "cultural artifacts and cultural property." 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 email attachment if available or cd -Rom if not.

From:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Sabrina Burroughs
FOIA Division
90 K Street NE, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20229-1181

November 6, 2017

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 17, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Sept. 6, 2017:
The FOIA request CBP-2017-082165 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OFO-2017-082165. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-2017-082165
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OFO-2017-082165
* Requester Name: NATHANAEL KING
* Date Submitted: 08/17/2017
* Long Description: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Records of all items confiscated at border checkpoints since Jan 1, 2016, which were categorized as "cultural artifacts and cultural property." 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 email attachment if available or cd -Rom if not.

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On Aug. 22, 2017:
This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28152d4ce)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2017-082165
* Requester Name: NATHANAEL KING
* Date Submitted: 08/17/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Records of all items confiscated at border checkpoints since Jan 1, 2016, which were categorized as "cultural artifacts and cultural property." 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 email attachment if available or cd -Rom if not.

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On Aug. 17, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records of all items confiscated at border checkpoints since Jan. 1, 2016, which were categorized as "cultural artifacts and cultural property."

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,

Nathanael King

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/bureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38/cultural-artifact-confiscation-42103/?email=CBPFOIA%40cbp.dhs.gov&uuid-login=9135fe15-3f53-4016-9dc4-2b82a16df8c6#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 42103
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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