ICE Contracts with the Comcast Corporation

Michael Glass filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Michael Glass

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records relating to the following government contracts between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and The Comcast Corporation (listed by Award ID). I am specifically interested in the text of the contracts themselves.


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.


Michael Glass

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

May 24, 2019 Michael Glass 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2019-ICFO-39457 Dear Mr. Glass: This acknowledges receipt of your May 21, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all records relating to the following government contracts between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and The Comcast Corporation (listed by Award ID). Specifically interested in the text of the contracts themselves.HSCEDM16P00093HSCEDM16P0009370CDCR18P0000001070CDCR18P00000010.  Your request was received in this office on May 21, 2019. 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 non-commercial requesters.  As a non-commercial requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free, as are the first two hours of search time, after which you will pay the per quarter-hour rate ($4.00 for clerical personnel, $7.00 for professional personnel, $10.25 for managerial personnel) of the searcher.  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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From: Michael Glass

To limit the scope of the search, I would request just the texts of the contracts themselves. Other records related to the contracts are not necessary. If I need to follow up at a later date, I will do so.



From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Good Morning,

This information has been forwarded to the appropriate analyst.


From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Good afternoon,
Your request is currently in the queue to have responsive records returned; the appropriate offices have been tasked. Requests are processed on a first in, first out basis and timing can vary greatly depending on the volume of responsive documents and the date the request was received.

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dear Michael Glass,
The password to open the responsive records delivered in a separate email for 2019-ICFO-39457 is listed below. If you do not receive the email containing the responsive documents within a reasonable timeframe please contact our office at (
Document Password: 5348rjxs
Sincerely, OBIM FOIA Branch

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Mr. Glass,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2019-ICFO-39457, for all records relating to the following government contracts between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and The Comcast Corporation (listed by Award ID). Specifically interested in the text of the contracts themselves.HSCEDM16P00093HSCEDM16P0009370CDCR18P0000001070CDCR18P00000010 is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.