HHS contracts with Caliburn Itnl.

Tanvi Misra filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
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Due April 30, 2021
Est. Completion None
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From: Tanvi Misra

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. All contracts between the Department of Health and Human Services and its subsidiary agencies and the company Caliburn International including, but not limited to, the one pertaining to the operations of Homestead Influx facility in Homestead, Florida, signed in FY 2017, 2018, and 2019 to date.

2. All communication between HHS and Caliburn International in FY 18 and FY 19-to-date regarding the welfare of detainees in custody, including but not limited to communication about illnesses, death, medical health services, children's health, and mental health — including reports of sexual and physical abuse.

I am requesting these documents as a journalist who has been covering immigration issues for the last five years at The Atlantic. Founded in 1857 and today one of the fastest growing media platforms in the industry, The Atlantic has throughout its history championed the power of big ideas and continues to shape global debate across print, digital, events, video, and audio platforms. With its award-winning digital presence TheAtlantic.com and CityLab.com on cities around the world, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times—from politics, global, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic was named the 2016 National Magazine of the Year and won a National Magazine Award in 2017 for its June 2017 cover story, “My Family’s Slave."

Currently, I'm an immigration reporter at CQ-Roll Call, one of the oldest Congressional publications in the U.S with a track record of award winning non-partisan journalism.

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.


Tanvi Misra

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Refer to: Request Number 2019-00985-FOIA-OS June 21, 2019 Tanvi Misra
MuckRock News
411A Highland Ave
DEPT MR 75594
Somerville, MA 02144-2516 DearTanvi Misra:
This acknowledges receipt of your June 21, 2019 Freedom of InformationAct (FOIA) request submitted to the Department of Health and Human ServicesFOI/Privacy Acts Division. We received your request on June 21, 2019 and are referring it tothe Administration for Children and Families (ACF)) for direct response toyou. You may check on the status of your request with ACFat 1-888-747-1861 or foia@ acf.hhs.gov Sincerely,
Jacqueline Trent
FOIA Specialist
Main Office Line: 202-690-7453

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Case No: 19-F-0311
Dear Tanvi Misra:
This will acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office. Your request has been assigned a case number based on the time it was received in this office and is being processed as expeditiously as possible. The actual processing time will depend on the complexity of your request and whether sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive search, and/or consultation with other HHS components or other executive branch agencies are involved.
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From: Tanvi Misra

Dear FOIA officer,

Thank you again for your help with my request. I wanted to ask that you please provide these records to me on a rolling basis as your office processes them, rather than waiting to provide any records until all records are processed.

Please send along responsive records as an email attachment to this address (tanvimisra@cqrollcall.com). If you cannot provide them as an email attachment, please mail a CD-ROM (preferable) or a hard copy to:

Tanvi Misra
CQ Roll Call
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 6th floor
Washington, DC 20004

Thank you again,
Tanvi Misra