David Graeber (1961-2020)

T. McElwee filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
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CBP-2020-078285

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Completed

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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:

All records of border-crossings and encounters with CBP (including secondary screening and questioning) for the individual David Graeber. Information about Graeber is provided below:

Full name: David Rolfe Graeber
Date of Birth: February 12, 1961
Date of Death: September 2, 2020
First 5 digits of SSN: 122-58
Known states of residence: New York, Illinois, and Connecticut

Proof of Graeber's death is attached; privacy interests under the Privacy Act and exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act are diminished.

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 CBP has no other copies of said records.

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,

T. McElwee

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=CBP-2020-078285&type=request)

* Tracking Number: CBP-2020-078285
* Requester Name: T. McElwee
* Date Submitted: 09/06/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records of border-crossings and encounters with CBP (including secondary screening and questioning) for the individual David Graeber. Information about Graeber is provided below:

Full name: David Rolfe Graeber
Date of Birth: February 12, 1961
Date of Death: September 2, 2020
First 5 digits of SSN: 122-58
Known states of residence: New York, Illinois, and Connecticut

Proof of Graeber's death is attached; privacy interests under the Privacy Act and exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act are diminished.

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 CBP has no other copies of said records.

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,

T. McElwee

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

T. McElwee
MuckRock News DEPT MR 101826
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144
09/09/2020
CBP-2020-078285
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 09/06/2020travel records of deceased anthropologist and creator of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, David Graeber.     Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2020-078285 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)
Sincerely,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-2020-078285 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full Grant.
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.

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