Files on "No More Deaths" activists (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Liam Knox filed this request with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States of America .
Tracking #

FWS-2019-00363, CBP-2020-012917

FWS-2019-00363

2019-00363

Multi Request Files on "No More Deaths" activists
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Liam Knox


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all files, memos, and communications concerning the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications between the agency and local law enforcement that mention No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications from Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge Manager Sidney Slone that include the words "No More Deaths" or the acronym "NMD."

Any police citations that mention No More Deaths or the names of some of its members: Scott Warren, Natalie Renee Hoffman, Oona Meagan Holcomb, Madeline Abbe Huse, and Zaachila I. Orozco-McCormick.

Any communications regarding changes made to the access-permit application for the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Barry M. Goldwater bombing grounds in 2017, including language that prohibits leaving food and water on these federal lands.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.

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,

Liam Knox

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Jimmy Tobias,
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Headquarters FOIA Office
received your FOIA request dated January 30, 2019.. We have forwarded your
request to our Headquarters Law Enforcement office for processing. You
will receive a formal acknowledgement shortly.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your request; please
contact Michael Jenkins (michael_jenkins@fws.gov) or Kenneth Perry (
kenneth_perry@fws.gov) at 703-358-1949.

Respectfully,

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:42 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Freedom of Information Act Request: Files on "No More
Deaths" activists (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
To: <fwhq_foia@fws.gov>

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FOIA Office
MS:IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

January 30, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all files, memos, and communications concerning the humanitarian
aid group No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications between the agency and local law enforcement
that mention No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications from Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge Manager
Sidney Slone that include the words "No More Deaths" or the acronym "NMD."

Any police citations that mention No More Deaths or the names of some of
its members: Scott Warren, Natalie Renee Hoffman, Oona Meagan Holcomb,
Madeline Abbe Huse, and Zaachila I. Orozco-McCormick.

Any communications regarding changes made to the access-permit application
for the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Barry M. Goldwater
bombing grounds in 2017, including language that prohibits leaving food and
water on these federal lands.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an
intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial
capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as
historical pieces based on public records requests.

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,

Liam Knox

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 68099
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.
--
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Jimmy Tobias,

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Headquarters FOIA Office
received your request dated January 30, 2019. After further review, we
have forwarded your request to our Region 2 office for processing. You
will receive a formal acknowledgement shortly.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this request; please
contact fw2foia@fws.gov.

Respectfully,

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:42 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Freedom of Information Act Request: Files on "No More
Deaths" activists (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
To: <fwhq_foia@fws.gov>

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FOIA Office
MS:IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

January 30, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all files, memos, and communications concerning the humanitarian
aid group No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications between the agency and local law enforcement
that mention No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications from Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge Manager
Sidney Slone that include the words "No More Deaths" or the acronym "NMD."

Any police citations that mention No More Deaths or the names of some of
its members: Scott Warren, Natalie Renee Hoffman, Oona Meagan Holcomb,
Madeline Abbe Huse, and Zaachila I. Orozco-McCormick.

Any communications regarding changes made to the access-permit application
for the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Barry M. Goldwater
bombing grounds in 2017, including language that prohibits leaving food and
water on these federal lands.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an
intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial
capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as
historical pieces based on public records requests.

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,

Liam Knox

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-3805/files-on-no-more-deaths-activists-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-68099/?uuid-login=1919c611-0280-45c0-be11-ed16ec95d4fe&email=fwhq_foia%40fws.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 68099
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

--
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
--
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Hello Mr. Knox,

Please see attached Acknowledgement Letter.

David Tischer

Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ecological Services
(: 505.248.6658

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:42 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Freedom of Information Act Request: Files on "No More
Deaths" activists (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
To: <fwhq_foia@fws.gov>

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FOIA Office
MS:IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

January 30, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all files, memos, and communications concerning the humanitarian
aid group No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications between the agency and local law enforcement
that mention No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications from Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge Manager
Sidney Slone that include the words "No More Deaths" or the acronym "NMD."

Any police citations that mention No More Deaths or the names of some of
its members: Scott Warren, Natalie Renee Hoffman, Oona Meagan Holcomb,
Madeline Abbe Huse, and Zaachila I. Orozco-McCormick.

Any communications regarding changes made to the access-permit application
for the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Barry M. Goldwater
bombing grounds in 2017, including language that prohibits leaving food and
water on these federal lands.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an
intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial
capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as
historical pieces based on public records requests.

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,

Liam Knox

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-3805/files-on-no-more-deaths-activists-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-68099/?uuid-login=1919c611-0280-45c0-be11-ed16ec95d4fe&email=fwhq_foia%40fws.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 68099
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

[image: Image removed by sender.]

--

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office

MS: IRTM

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041
--

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office

MS: IRTM

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Hello Mr. Knox,

Please see attached Acknowledgement Letter.

David Tischer

Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ecological Services
(: 505.248.6658

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:42 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Freedom of Information Act Request: Files on "No More
Deaths" activists (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
To: <fwhq_foia@fws.gov>

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FOIA Office
MS:IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

January 30, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all files, memos, and communications concerning the humanitarian
aid group No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications between the agency and local law enforcement
that mention No More Deaths.

A copy of all communications from Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge Manager
Sidney Slone that include the words "No More Deaths" or the acronym "NMD."

Any police citations that mention No More Deaths or the names of some of
its members: Scott Warren, Natalie Renee Hoffman, Oona Meagan Holcomb,
Madeline Abbe Huse, and Zaachila I. Orozco-McCormick.

Any communications regarding changes made to the access-permit application
for the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Barry M. Goldwater
bombing grounds in 2017, including language that prohibits leaving food and
water on these federal lands.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an
intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial
capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as
historical pieces based on public records requests.

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,

Liam Knox

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-3805/files-on-no-more-deaths-activists-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-68099/?uuid-login=1919c611-0280-45c0-be11-ed16ec95d4fe&email=fwhq_foia%40fws.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 68099
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

[image: Image removed by sender.]

--

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office

MS: IRTM

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041
--

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office

MS: IRTM

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041

From: Liam Knox

Hello,

I'm following up on my request regarding "No More Deaths" activists in Arizona. Can you please provide me with an update on the search, and let me know when I can expect to receive the responsive documents?

Thank you!

Best,

Liam Knox
MuckRock News

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Knox,

A partial response of records is currently under a final review for
release. As soon as the review is complete, we will promptly send to you.

David Tischer

Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ecological Services

Region 2 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
(: 505.248.6658

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Knox,

Just to let you know a FedEx package is on it’s way to the address
provided. If you do not receive it, let us know and provide another
address to send the records to.

David Tischer

Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ecological Services

Region 2 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
(: 505.248.6658

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Liam Knox

Hi David,

Thank you for letting me know! I'll reach out again if I don't receive it within the next week or two.

Best,

Liam

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Mr. Knox,

Just to let you know that a combined response your FOIA requests
FWS-2019-00363 and 703 is being sent today via FedEx to the MuckRock News
address provided in Somerville, Mass.

Sincerely,

David Tischer

Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ecological Services

Region 2 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
(: 505.248.6658

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Liam Knox
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144
11/14/2019
CBP-2020-012588
Dear Liam Knox:
This notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 11/14/2019.  Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2020-012588 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).
CBP’s FOIA Division is working hard to reduce the amount of time necessary to respond to FOIA requests.  We truly appreciate your continued patience.
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: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

CBP-2020-012917 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial Grant/Partial Denial.

Please see attachments.

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOI-FWS-2019-000372 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full Grant.

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