E.O. 13780 Section 11 Report - Methodology (Department of Homeland Security)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Due Feb. 13, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All memos, directives, or other documents establishing the methodology for compiling statistics for the attached January 2018 report, "Executive Order 13780: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States, Initial Section 11 Report ."

That report is available here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1026436/download. A copy can be provided on request if that would be helpful.

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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Day,
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From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Thank you for acknowledging my request, 2018-HQFO-00504. As a working reporter who has covered both the Justice Department and DHS, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a media requester (rather than a non-commercial requester) for the purpose of fees. Please confirm that I will be charged fees as a media requester.

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From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office. We have tasked the appropriate offices and are waiting for them to provide responsive records for our office to review. We have sent reminders to the offices and will continue to follow up until their search is complete. At this time we cannot give you an estimated date of completion. If we have any further questions we will reach out to you. Thank you.


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