FOIA processing records for 2009-2011 Obama requests (USCIS)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
Tracking # COW2011000387
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records concerning the processing of the FOIA requests which were assigned the tracking numbers HQS2011000019, COW2011000149, HQS2011000020, NRC2011027655, COW2011000187, NRC2010011566, NRC2010019586, NRC2009041663, NRC2009041959, NRC2009047248, and NRC2009051177.

Including, but not limited to:
1) All internal and external communication concerning this request
2) All reports of significant FOIA activity which mention this request. Please search the records created due to requirements for each DHS component FOIA office to report such activity by the 2/9/2005 Chief Privacy Officer memo.
3) All DHS cabinet reports to the white house which mention this request
4) Any other record created in processing FOIA request HQS2010000119 (USCIS).
5) The initial requests.
6) Any released documents.
7) Any other communication with the requester.

This request was sent to both USCIS and DHS HQ as both are expected to have responsive records. If any other DHS component has responsive records, please forward my request to them.

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 news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: USCIS

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 5, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #COW2011000387.

Thank you for your help.

From: USCIS

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 5, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #COW2011000387.

Thank you for your help.

From: "FOIA, USCIS" <USCIS.Foia@dhs.gov>

USCIS has received information submitted from you to the FOIA mailbox. If you are submitting a FOIA request, this courtesy reply does not replace the Acknowledgement Letter which will be sent to you once your request has been scanned into our FOIA processing system. As this reply is automatically generated, do not respond to this notification.

From: "Greenwood, Tembra A" <Tembra.Greenwood@dhs.gov>

Mr. Smathers,

We received your request and have started gathering all records responsive.

We work on a first in first out basis (FIFO) and your request will processed when it comes up in sequential number. You can check the status of your request online at www.uscis.gov under Services and FOIA request status check. Below is the status of your request queried from the website.

Last updated: 06/17/2011

The number you entered is: COW2011000387

Your request is currently number 304 of 349 pending requests in Track Two.
Date received: 05/10/2011

If you have any other questions concerning your case, please contact below.

Thanks,
Tembra Greenwood
Paralegal Specialist
NRC/FOIA/SIG
816-350-5534
Tembra.Greenwood@DHS.gov

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 5, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #COW2011000387.

Thank you for your help.

From: "Greenwood, Tembra A" <Tembra.Greenwood@dhs.gov>

Mr. Smathers,

I am currently processing your request and you should be receiving it soon. At this point I am ensuring that all records responsive to your request have been received into the case.

Thank you,

Tembra Greenwood
Paralegal Specialist
NRC/FOIA/SIG
816-350-5534
Tembra.Greenwood@DHS.gov

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