ICE contracts/MOUs re: South Texas Family Residential Center

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2015-ICFO-84728
Status
Completed

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for services and activities related to the South Texas Family Residential Center (https://www.cca.com/facilities/south-texas-family-residential-center). Please include all associated Requests for Proposal, responses, exhibits, and amendments.

This request is being made as part of a journalistic inquiry into public-private corrections partnerships; due to its relevance to the current national discussion of the criminal justice system and the materials' necessity to the news-gathering project at hand, categorization as a news media requester and associated waivers of fees would be appropriate and greatly appreciated.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: ICE

June 11, 2015 Beryl Lipton MuckRock News DEPT MR 15077 PO Box 55819 Boston, MA 02205-5819 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2015-ICFO-84728 Dear Ms. Lipton: This acknowledges receipt of your June 10, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for services and activities related to the South Texas Family Residential Center, including all associated Requests for Proposal, responses, exhibits, and amendments.  Your request was received in this office on June 11, 2015. After careful review of your FOIA request, we determined that your request is too broad in scope, did not specifically identify the records which you are seeking, or only posed questions to the agency.  Records must be described in reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency.  For this reason, §5.3(b) of the DHS regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, require that you describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with a reasonable amount of effort.  Whenever possible, a request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipients, and subject matter of the records, if known, or the ICE program office you believe created and/or controls the record. The FOIA does not require an agency to create new records, answer questions posed by requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identify specific records. Please resubmit your request containing a reasonable description of the records you are seeking, specifically a date range for the information you seek.  Upon receipt of a perfected request, you will be advised as to the status of your request. If we do not hear from you within 10 days from the date of this letter, we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the case will be administratively closed.  Please be advised that this action is not a denial of your request and will not preclude you from filing other requests in the future. Your request has been assigned reference number 2015-ICFO-84728. 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 2014-ICFO-XXXXX or 2015-ICFO-XXXXX tracking number. You may contact this office at (866) 633-1182. Our mailing address is 500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009, Washington, D.C. 20536-5009. (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

From: ICE

June 11, 2015
Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 15077
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2015-ICFO-84728

Dear Ms. Lipton:
Please disregard our previous email requesting additional information.

This acknowledges receipt of your June 10, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for services and activities related to the South Texas Family Residential Center, including all associated Requests for Proposal, responses, exhibits, and amendments. Your request was received in this office on June 11, 2015.
Upon review of your request, ICE has determined that this office has previously received this request from you on February 13, 2015.  The previous request was assigned FOIA Number 2015-ICFO-68945.
As this request is a duplicate of your previous request, it has been administratively closed. Your request has been assigned reference number
2015-ICFO-84728. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. To check the status of an ICE FOIA/PA request, please visit You may contact this office at (866) 633-1182. Our mailing address is 500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009, Washington, D.C. 20536-5009. . Please note that to check the status of a request, you must enter the 2014-ICFO-XXXXX or 2015-ICFO-XXXXX tracking number. (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 (http://www.ice.gov/foia)

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: ICE-FOIA

We sent your office/client a “predisclosure notice” on September 8th, 2015.

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: 1-866-633-1182v
Visit our FOIA website at www.ice.gov/foia<http://www.ice.gov/foia>

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your request is currently being reviewed by an analyst.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your request is currently being processed by an analyst.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From: ICE

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