ICE deportation statistics through 287(g) for FY2014, FY2015 and FY2016

Anna Flagg filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-ICFO-25447
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From: Anna Flagg

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request ICE's deportation statistics under the 287(g) program, on a per-jurisdiction basis for FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016.

These statistics are available for 287(g)-related deportations by activation localities from FY2006 through FY2010 (https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/reports/287g-masterstats2010oct31.pdf), and ICE has also since made available the data for FY2011/FY2013 (https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/ices-statistics-on-deportation-through-the-287g-in-fy2011-fy2013-12227/) and FY2012 (https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/ices-statistics-on-deportation-removal-through-the-287g-in-fy2012-8942/).

Therefore, in compliance with this existing format, I request follow-up deportation (removal) performance through 287(g) for each of the years FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016, specifically:
- 287(g)-identified Aliens for Removal by locality for each of FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016
- 287(g)-identified Aliens Departed/VR (Voluntary Return) by locality for each of FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,
Anna Flagg

From: ICE-FOIA

Good morning,

ICE FOIA is currently working through entering a backlog of new request into our system. When your request is entered you will receive an acknowledgment e-mail along with a tracking number associated with your request.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: US DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Office

April 26, 2017 Anna Flagg MuckRock DEPT MR 34719 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2017-ICFO-25447 Dear Ms. Flagg: This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), dated March 10, 2017, and to your request for a waiver of all assessable FOIA fees. Your request was received in this office on March 10, 2017. Specifically, you requested all records pertaining to ICE's deportation statistics under the 287(g) program, on a per-jurisdiction basis for FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016; specifically 287(g)-identified Aliens for Removal by locality for each of FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016; also, 287(g)-identified Aliens Departed/VR (Voluntary Return) by locality for each of FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016. 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. You have requested a fee waiver.  The DHS FOIA Regulations at 6 CFR § 5.11(k)(2) set forth six factors ICE must evaluate to determine whether the applicable legal standard for a fee waiver has been met:  (1) Whether the subject of the requested records concerns “the operations or activities of the government,” (2) Whether the disclosure is “likely to contribute” to an understanding of government operations or activities, (3) Whether disclosure of the requested information will contribute to the understanding of the public at large, as opposed to the individual understanding of the requester or a narrow segment of interested persons, (4) Whether the contribution to public understanding of government operations or activities will be “significant,” (5) Whether the requester has a commercial interest that would be furthered by the requested disclosure, and (6) Whether the magnitude of any identified commercial interest to the requester is sufficiently large in comparison with the public interest in disclosure, that disclosure is primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. Upon review of the subject matter of your request, and an evaluation of the six factors identified above, ICE has determined that it will conditionally grant your request for a fee waiver.  The fee waiver determination will be based upon a sampling of the responsive documents received from the various ICE program offices as a result of the searches conducted in response to your FOIA request.  ICE will, pursuant to DHS regulations applicable to media requesters, process the first 100 pages.  If upon review of these documents, ICE determines that the disclosure of the information contained in those documents does not meet the factors permitting ICE to waive the fees, then ICE will at that time either deny your request for a fee waiver entirely, or will allow for a percentage reduction in the amount of the fees corresponding to the amount of relevant material found that meets the factors allowing for a fee waiver.  In either case, ICE will promptly notify you of its final decision regarding your request for a fee waiver and provide you with the responsive records as required by applicable law. In the event that your fee waiver is denied, and you determine that you still want the records, 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 requestors.  As a media requester you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free.  In the event that your fee waiver is denied, we will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00.  This office will contact you before accruing any additional fees. ICE has 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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Regards,
ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
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From: US DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Office

Ms. Flagg,
ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2017-ICFO-25447, for all records pertaining to ICE's deportation statistics under the 287(g) program, on a per-jurisdiction basis for FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016; specifically 287(g)-identified Aliens for Removal by locality for each of FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016; also, 287(g)-identified Aliens Departed/VR (Voluntary Return) by locality for each of FY2014, FY2015, and FY2016 is attached.
Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

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