FOIA processing records for 2009 Obama requests (DHS)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # DHS/OS/PRIV 11-0792
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: Department of Homeland Security

From: Jason Smathers

In your letter you indicate that you have forwarded this request to USCIS. This was unnecessary as I submitted the request in duplicate to you and USCIS, as I mentioned in my initial letter. I believe your office holds responsive records as well and I wish for your office to directly respond to this request.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

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 #DHS/OS/PRIV 11-0792.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

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 #DHS/OS/PRIV 11-0792.

Thank you for your help.

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

Good morning,

Your final response was sent out on July 27, 2011 via U.S. Mail to the
following address:

Mr. Jason Smathers
C/o MuckRock
185 Beacon Street, #3
Somerville, MA 02143
Thank you,

Thank you,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Arlington, VA 20598-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 703-235-0790
Fax: 703-235-0443
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