FOIA - ICE - Palantir Contracts

Pablo Manriquez filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Due March 22, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Pablo Manriquez


To Whom It May Concern:

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records, as well as documentation on products or agreements from/with Palantir, including, but not limited to, the following:

- Purchase Orders
- Current and previous contracts with Microsoft
- Requests for Proposals
- Memorandum(s) of Understanding
- Any privacy impact assessments
- Any instructional materials or presentations
- Use policies and standard operating procedures
- Data retention policies
- Usage policies
- Any informal agreements that reference "Palantir" or otherwise guide its use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the software/hardware.

I am confident that there are relevant documents to be produced from this request, as it is public knowledge that ICE utilizes Palantir's products (see https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/palantir-provides-the-engine-for-donald-trumps-deportation-machine/): "Agents using ICM can also query ACRIMe, an extensive database operated by ERO that compiles data on immigrants in the United States."

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,

Pablo Manriquez

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)

Good day Mr. Manriquez,
Do you have a case number for this case? If so could you please provide us with the case number. Once the case number is received we will gladly update you on the case.
Thank you
ICE FOIA

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)

Good day,

It does not appear that this case was entered in our system. If you have an ICE FOIA case number you could provide it will help us be able to give you a status update. In the meantime we will work on treating this as new request and getting this case entered in the system and provide you with an ICE FOIA case number.

Also, we believe there are some publicly available records pertaining to your request on the ICE FOIA Library at the following link: https://www.ice.gov/foia/library. Look under the "Contracts" tab.

If what you locate there is sufficient to satisfy your request please let us know. Hopefully this information is helpful.

Sincerely,
ICE-FOIA

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)

May 16, 2022 Pablo Manriquez MuckRock News DEPT MR 108615 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2022-ICFO-16319 Dear Manriquez: This acknowledges receipt of your May 13, 2022, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for All records, as well as documentation on products or agreements from/with Palantir, including, but not limited to, the following:- Purchase Orders- Current and previous contracts with Microsoft- Requests for Proposals- Memorandum(s) of Understanding- Any privacy impact assessments- Any instructional materials or presentations- Use policies and standard operating procedures- Data retention policies- Usage policies- Any informal agreements that reference "Palantir" or otherwise guide its use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the software/hardware (see request for more details).  Your request was received in this office on May 16, 2022. PLEASENOTE: Requesters seekingresponsive records from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) areencouraged to create a DHS FOIA Public Access Link (PAL) accountat: . Creating a PALaccount will allow you to directly submit your FOIA request to ICE and trackthe status of your request. In PAL, you can view your prior PAL submissions,sent correspondences, and responsive records. Although PAL is preferred, ICEFOIA will continue to accept FOIA requests via email at (https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/) https://foiarequest.dhs.gov or via regularmail at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Freedom ofInformation Act Office, 500 12 ICE-FOIA@ice.dhs.gov th St. SW, STOP 5009, Washington,DC 20536-5009. 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. FOR MEDIA REQUESTERS: 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 2022-ICFO-16319. 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 2022-ICFO-16319 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, Marcus Francis, 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

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