FY17-FY18 FOIA Litigation Contract

Adrien Salzberg filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America .
Tracking #

CBP-2020-009751, CBP-OCC-2020-009751

CBP-2020-009751

Status
Rejected

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From: Adrien Salzberg

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A contract entered into by Customs and Border Patrol either in FY17 or FY18 "for assistance with litigation processing surrounding several high visibility events such as the Executive Orders restricting travel and proposed Border Wall construction." This contract was mentioned in an e-mail response to me by Stephanie Malin in the CBP's Office of Public Affairs, which is attached below. I am also requesting documents and communications, including emails, related to the negotiation contract.

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,

Adrien Salzberg

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=CBP-2020-009751&type=request)

* Tracking Number: CBP-2020-009751
* Requester Name: Adrien Salzberg
* Date Submitted: 11/05/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

A contract entered into by Customs and Border Patrol either in FY17 or FY18 "for assistance with litigation processing surrounding several high visibility events such as the Executive Orders restricting travel and proposed Border Wall construction." This contract was mentioned in an e-mail response to me by Stephanie Malin in the CBP's Office of Public Affairs, which is attached below. I am also requesting documents and communications, including emails, related to the negotiation contract.

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,

Adrien Salzberg

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request CBP-2020-009751 has been
denied.

* Fee Waiver Original Justification:
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason:
Does not meet criteria per DHS regulations. You have not sufficiently proven your status as a preferred requester in order to qualify for a waiver of fees.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Adrien Salzberg
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 82850
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144
11/08/2019
CBP-2020-009751
Dear Adrien Salzberg:
This notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 11/05/2019 in which you are seeking the contract entered into by Customs and Border Patrol either in FY17 or FY18 for assistance with litigation processing.    Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2020-009751 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: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-2020-009751 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OCC-2020-009751. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-2020-009751
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-OCC-2020-009751
* Requester Name:
Adrien Salzberg
* Date Submitted:
11/04/2019
* Long Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

A contract entered into by Customs and Border Patrol either in FY17 or FY18 "for assistance with litigation processing surrounding several high visibility events such as the Executive Orders restricting travel and proposed Border Wall construction." This contract was mentioned in an e-mail response to me by Stephanie Malin in the CBP's Office of Public Affairs, which is attached below. I am also requesting documents and communications, including emails, related to the negotiation contract.

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,

Adrien Salzberg

Attachments:

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-OCC-2020-009751 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2020-009751. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OCC-2020-009751
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-2020-009751
* Requester Name:
Adrien Salzberg
* Date Submitted:
11/04/2019
* Long Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

A contract entered into by Customs and Border Patrol either in FY17 or FY18 "for assistance with litigation processing surrounding several high visibility events such as the Executive Orders restricting travel and proposed Border Wall construction." This contract was mentioned in an e-mail response to me by Stephanie Malin in the CBP's Office of Public Affairs, which is attached below. I am also requesting documents and communications, including emails, related to the negotiation contract.

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,

Adrien Salzberg

Attachments:

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From: Adrien Salzberg

Hello,

I wanted to follow up on the status of my FOIA request. You had assigned it tracking number CBP-2020-009751 and estimated it would be completed on Dec 10, 2019. Please let me know when you expect to complete the request and if there is any additional clarification needed on my end.

Best,

Adrien

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Adrien Salzberg
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 82850
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144
01/17/2020
CBP-2020-009751
Dear Adrien Salzberg

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Division is requesting information from you about a FOIA request that you previously submitted to CBP reference FOIA number CBP-2020-009751. Please provide us with the contract number associated with your request by 01/27/20.

CBP FOIA Division

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-2020-009751 has been processed with the following final disposition: Improper FOIA Request for Other Reasons.

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