Deported Americans receiving disability compensation (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

michelle baker filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2020-ICFO-04674, 2020-ICAP-00132

2020-ICFO-04674

Multi Request Deported Americans receiving disability compensation
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Completed

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From: michelle baker

To Whom It May Concern:

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

According to the GAO report that was completed in June 2019, (https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/699583.pdf#page=16&zoom=100,0,461) veterans that have been deported are still eligible for VA benefits and services. In accordance to that report, I'm requesting information on the following questions:

1) How many deported veterans have received / are receiving benefits and services from the VA?
2) How many deported veterans have received / are receiving disability compensation from the VA?
3)What are the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report?
4) How many veterans have been deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019?

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,

michelle baker

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Submitted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 23:56
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Address 1: MuckRock News, DEPT MR 82008
Address 2: 411A Highland Ave
City: Somerville
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02144
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

According to the GAO report that was completed in June 2019,
(https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/699583.pdf#page=16&zoom=100,0,461) veterans
that have been deported are still eligible for VA benefits and services. In
accordance to that report, I'm requesting information on the following
questions:

1) How many deported veterans have received / are receiving benefits and
services from the VA?
2) How many deported veterans have received / are receiving disability
compensation from the VA?
3)What are the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that
deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019
GAO report?
4) How many veterans have been deported since the GAO report in June 2019
through October 2019?

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,

michelle baker

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From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

October 24, 2019 Michelle Baker MuckRock News MuckRock News, DEPT MR 82008 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2020-ICFO-04674 Dear Ms. Baker: This acknowledges receipt of your October 22, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for seeking; 1) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving benefits and services from the VA; 2) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving disability compensation from the VA; 3) the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report 4) the number of veterans deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019 (see request for details).  Your request was received in this office on October 22, 2019. Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, ICE processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although ICE’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10- day extension of this time period. As your request seeks numerous documents that will necessitate a thorough and wide-ranging search, ICE will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If you care to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations, as they apply to media requesters.  As a media requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free.  We will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before any further fees are accrued. We have queried the appropriate program offices within ICE for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2020-ICFO-04674. 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 2020-ICFO-04674 tracking number. If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact the FOIA office. You may send an e-mail to ice-foia@ice.dhs.gov, call toll free (866) 633-1182, or you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Fernando Pineiro, in the same manner. Additionally, you have a right to right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974. You may contact OGIS as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (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: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ms. Baker,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2020-ICFO-04674, for seeking; 1) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving benefits and services from the VA; 2) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving disability compensation from the VA; 3) the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report 4) the number of veterans deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019 (see request for details) is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: michelle baker

ICE should have some sort of documentation regarding veterans that either held green cards or were pending citizenship.

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

**Please Do Not Respond Directly -This email has been sent on behalf of ice-foia@dhs.gov**

We have received your Freedom of Information Act request for appealing the adequacy of the searchseeking; 1) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving benefits and services from the VA; 2) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving disability compensation from the VA; 3) the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report 4) the number of veterans deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019 (see request for details) and have assigned it tracking number 2020-ICAP-00132. Please refer to the attached Acknowledgement Letter for more information.

ICE FOIA.

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ms. Baker,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2020-ICAP-00132, for appealing the adequacy of the searchseeking; 1) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving benefits and services from the VA; 2) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving disability compensation from the VA; 3) the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report 4) the number of veterans deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019 (see request for details) is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

  • Appeal adjudication 2020-ICAP-00132; 2020-ICFO-04674 SIGNED1

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ms. Baker,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2020-ICAP-00132, for appealing the adequacy of the searchseeking; 1) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving benefits and services from the VA; 2) the number of deported veterans that have received / are receiving disability compensation from the VA; 3) the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report 4) the number of veterans deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019 (see request for details) is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

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