Detainee database

Cody Winchester filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-ICFO-03246
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Completed

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From: Cody Winchester

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: A current copy of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's database of detainees.

"Current," for the purposes of this request, means a complete data pull performed as close to the date of fulfillment as possible. In other words, I am not requesting a copy of the database as it existed Oct. 6, the date of this request; I am requesting a copy of the database as it exists when ICE actually fulfills the request at some point in the future.

Note: A response indicating that this information is available via the ICE Online Detainee Locator System (OLDS) does not fulfill this request. I am requesting a copy of the database itself, not a link to this severely limited online search tool.

In keeping with President Obama's Executive Order of May 09, 2013, which stipulates that government data should be available, by default, in machine-readable form, I request that these records be provided in an electronic format that can be imported into standard database software. Examples include an Excel .xls or .xlsx file, an Access .mdb or .accdb file, a text-based delimited file (.csv, .txt., .tsv., etc.), a .dbf file or an SQL dump readable by standard open-source database software. (This would not include PDFs, which are not readable by database software.)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the Omaha World-Herald and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Freedom Of Information Act. I will also expect you to release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a waiver of fees.

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,

Cody Winchester

From:

**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 a current copy of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's database of detainees. "Current," for the purposes ofthis request, means a complete data pull performed as close to the date of fulfillment as possible. In other words, you are not requesting a copy of the database as it existed Oct. 6, the date of this request; I am requesting a copy of the database as it exists when ICE actually fulfills the request at some point in the future and have assigned it tracking number
2015-ICFO-03246.  Please refer to the attached Acknowledgement Letter for more information.
ICE FOIA.

From: Cody Winchester

Here is my clarification:
- I am requesting a complete copy of this database as it exists at the time of data pull, excluding any fields that contain records with personally identifiable information. I would be better able to clarify and narrow this request if I were allowed to know what fields actually exist in the database, and which contain PII. I am trying to avoid a scenario in which an ICE employee determines that review each record manually is the best way to segregate exempt portions of each record.

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 Oct. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Oct. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Oct. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Stadnicki, David

Good afternoon,

In researching your request, it has been assigned tracking number 2015-ICFO-03246. It is currently out at the tasked agency awaiting the search for responsive documents.

Sincerely,

ICE/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 Oct. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Stadnicki, David

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that you can now check the status of your FOIA requests online at: http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status. Ensure that you input the entire case number (2015-ICFO-XXXXX).

Sincerely,
ICE/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 Oct. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Stadnicki, David

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that you can now check the status of your FOIA requests online at: http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status. Ensure that you input the entire case number (2015-ICFO-XXXXX).

Sincerely,
ICE/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 Oct. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

In researching your request, it is currently on “hold” status. An email requesting clarification was sent on 23 APR 15. We are awaiting your response to that email.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From: Cody Winchester

Hello,
The 23 April 2015 email was not received, could you please re-send?
Best,

From: Cody Winchester

Why is this request on hold? I have clarified my request several times. ICE has a database. I am requesting a copy of it. Perhaps you would be good enough to clarify what, exactly, is confusing about this request.

From:

May 21, 2015
Cody Winchester MuckRock News Dept. MR 6055 P.O. Box 55819 Boston, MA 02205-5819 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2015-ICFO-03246This e-mail is in regards to your October 06, 2014 ICE FOIA request for
a current copy of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's database of detainees excluding any fields that contain records with personally identifiable information. "Current," for the purposes of this request, means a complete data pull performed as close to the date of fulfillment as possible.
In conducting a search for responsive records, the ICE FOIA office has determined that further clarification is needed regarding your request. Please identify specific data fields you would like included in a data pull. To assist you in identifying these fields, the program office conducting the search listed fields that would could be reasonably pulled, including Book-In-Date, Detention Facility, AOR (Book-In), Case Status, Case Category, Final Order Flag, Final Order Date, Country of Citizenship, Removal Case Threat Level, Arrest Program (where available). Please provide the ICE FOIA office with a response as soon as possible to avoid any further delay in the processing of your request. If a response is not received within 10 business days, your request will be administratively closed.
Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: Cody Winchester

OK. I would like all listed fields that can reasonably be pulled. Based on this email, that would be: Book-In-Date, Detention Facility, AOR (Book-In), Case Status, Case Category, Final Order Flag, Final Order Date, Country of Citizenship, Removal Case Threat Level, Arrest Program (where available).

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 Oct. 6, 2014. 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-03246.

Thank you for your help.

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

This request is currently under Admin Team review.

Sincerely,
ICE/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 Oct. 6, 2014. 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-03246.

Thank you for your help.

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your request is currently in the analyst queue for review.

Sincerely,
ICE/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 Oct. 6, 2014. 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-03246.

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 Oct. 6, 2014. 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-03246.

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

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

This request is currently at the analyst review stage.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your request is currently with an analyst for review.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From:

Please see the attached final response and records pertaining to request #2015-ICFO-03246.
Thanks,
ICE FOIA

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