ICE 1509 summons -- South Korea correspondence (ICE), 2015 and 2016

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Due June 18, 2018
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All correspondence between MICROSOFT CORPORATION or their attorney(s) and any ICE employee(s) — including but not limited to Special Agent Barry Harsa — with regard to the 1509 summons (aka "customs summons") sent to Microsoft in December 2015, as described in the attached federal complaint (see "microsoft_complaint.pdf," para. 12). Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.

- All correspondence between Yahoo or their attorney(s) and any ICE employee(s) — including but not limited to Special Agent Barry Harsa — with regard to the 1509 summons (aka "customs summons") sent to Yahoo in late 2015 or early 2016, as described in the attached federal complaint (see "microsoft_complaint.pdf," para. 19-20). Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.

- All correspondence between Google or their attorney(s) and any ICE employee(s) — including but not limited to Special Agent Barry Harsa — with regard to the 1509 summons (aka "customs summons") sent to Yahoo in January 2016, as described in the attached federal complaint (see "google_complaint.pdf," para. 12). Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.

- All correspondence to or from any ICE employee(s) — including but not limited to Mr. Harsa — with regard to the above 1509 summonses, including but not limited to: government officials in South Korea (Republic of Korea); staff at the U.S. embassy in Seoul; and, staff at other U.S. government agencies. Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.

As I am a professional reporter who has covered ICE, DHS, and even the use of the 1509 summons itself, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a "media requester" for the purpose of fees. 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

May 24, 2018 Shawn Musgrave MuckRock 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2018-ICFO-37889 Dear Mr. Musgrave: This acknowledges receipt of your May 19, 2018, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for - All correspondence between Google or their attorney(s) and any ICE employee(s) — including but not limited to Special Agent Barry Harsa — with regard to the 1509 summons (aka "customs summons") sent to Yahoo in January 2016, as described in the attached federal complaint (see "google_complaint.pdf," para. 12). Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.- All correspondence to or from any ICE employee(s) — including but not limited to Mr. Harsa — with regard to the above 1509 summonses, including but not limited to: government officials in South Korea (Republic of Korea); staff at the U.S. embassy in Seoul; and, staff at other U.S. government agencies. Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.  Your request was received in this office on May 19, 2018. 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. Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations, as they apply to media requesters.  As a media requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free.  We will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before any further fees are accrued. 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.
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