Employee Training Materials used at Tornillo Immigration Detention

Paul Gottinger filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America .
Due Feb. 8, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Paul Gottinger

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any and all materials used to train employees to work at the immigration detention facility at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas.

I am a career journalist with work that has appeared at The Daily Beast among other publications. I am willing to pay any reasonable expenses associated with this request, however, as the purpose of the requested disclosure is in full conformity with the statutory requirements for a waiver of fees, I formally request such a waiver.

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.


Paul Gottinger

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Case No: 20-F-0245

August 05, 2020
Paul Gottinger
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 65521
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Dear Paul Gottinger:
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Celeste Smith
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From: Department of Health and Human Services

Good Morning,

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