Hobby Lobby (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Adrien Salzberg filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Multi Request Hobby Lobby
Due Aug. 25, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Adrien Salzberg

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents and materials regarding any investigation into Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible regarding the presence of cultural property obtained as a result of looting or smuggling, including the forfeiture of the the "Gilgamesh Dream Tablet."

Responsive documents would include, but are not limited to, internal agency communications and memoranda regarding the investigation containing the keywords "Gilgamesh", "Cuneiform", "Hobby Lobby", "Museum of the Bible", "Bible Museum", and "Christie's Auctions".

Please conduct your search for documents produced between 01/01/2001 to the day this request is processed.

To assist in processing, note that I am not interested in seeking any identifiable personal information in response to this request - if any such information is present in responsive documents, I am open and amendable to appropriate redactions as long as the corresponding FOIA exemption(s) are cited. Additionally, if any aspect of the search for these records is unduly burdensome or unclear, please notify me ahead of time and I will be happy to clarify or amend the scope of my request. You may get in touch with me using the email above or by calling 508-320-4721.

I ask that the fee for this request be waived, as I believe it to be in the public interest concerning events receiving widespread news coverage.

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: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dear Adrien Salzberg,
The Department of Homeland Security PAL has requested you enter the following Identification Code in order to proceed with the retrieval of your account information.
Identification Code: x7ok4x
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

April 28, 2022 Adrien Salzberg MuckRock News DEPT MR 116780 411A Highland Avenue Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2022-ICFO-12842 Dear Salzberg: This acknowledges receipt of your August 24, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for documents and materials regarding any investigation into Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible regarding the presence of cultural property obtained as a result of looting or smuggling, including the forfeiture of the the "Gilgamesh Dream Tablet."Responsive documents would include, but are not limited to, internal agency communications and memoranda regarding the investigation containing the keywords "Gilgamesh", "Cuneiform", "Hobby Lobby", "Museum of the Bible", "Bible Museum", and "Christie's Auctions".Please conduct your search for documents produced between 01/01/2001 to the day this request is processed. Your request was received in this office on August 24, 2021. 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. 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-12842. 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-12842 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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