ICE electronic device search audits and stats

Jonathan Rudenberg filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # CBP-2015-034210
Status
Completed

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From: Jonathan Rudenberg

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All audits/reviews of border searches of electronic devices under ICE Directive No. 7-6.1 section 8.8 from the date the directive was issued to the date this request is processed.

- All statistics reports about border searches of electronic devices created using data collected under ICE Directive No. 7-6.1 section 8.7 from the date the directive was issued to the date this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

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,

Jonathan Rudenberg

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

April 06, 2015 JONATHAN RUDENBERG MUCKROCK NEWS DEPT MR 17169 PO BOX 55819 BOSTON, MA 02205-5819 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2015-ICFO-76573 Dear Mr. RUDENBERG: This acknowledges receipt of your April 04, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all audits/reviews of border searches of electronic devices under ICE Directive No. 7-6.1 section 8.8 from the date the directive was issued through 04/04/2015 and all statistics reports about border searches of electronic devices created using data collected under ICE Directive No. 7-6.1 section 8.7 from the date the directive was issued through 04/04/2015.  Your request was received in this office on April 04, 2015. 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.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2015-ICFO-76573. 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: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-ICFO-76573.

Thank you for your help.

From: ICE-FOIA

Mr. Rudenberg,

The program office is still undergoing a search for records for your request. I will be sending a transfer letter shortly to you at requests@muckrock.com, as we sent your case to CBP for a search as well.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: ICE

**Please Do Not Respond Directly - This email has been sent on behalf of ice-foia@dhs.gov**
We have received your Freedom of Information Act request for all audits/reviews of border searches of electronic devices under ICE Directive No. 7-6.1 section 8.8 from the date the directive was issued through 04/04/2015 and all statistics reports about border searches of electronic devices created using data collected under ICE Directive No. 7-6.1 section 8.7 from the date the directive was issued through 04/04/2015 and have assigned it tracking number
2015-ICFO-76573.  Please refer to the attached Acknowledgement Letter for more information.
ICE FOIA.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

Jonathan Rudenberg Dept MR 17169 PO Box 55819 Boston MA 02205-5819
Dear Jonathan Rudenberg: This automated notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 05/18/2015. Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2015-034210 to track the status of your request. If you have not already done so, you must create a FOIAonline account at https://foiaonline.regulations.gov This is the only method available to check the status of your pending FOIA request. Provisions of the Act allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS FOIA regulations outlined on the DHS website, http://www.dhs.gov/xfoia/editorial_0579.shtm . By submitting your request, you have agreed to pay up to $25.00 in applicable processing fees, if any fees associated with your request exceed this amount, CBP shall contact you; however, the first 100 pages are free. CBP’s FOIA Division is working hard to reduce the amount of time necessary to respond to FOIA requests. Currently, the average time to process a FOIA request related to "travel/border incidents" is a minimum of 12 months. We truly appreciate your continued patience. For additional information please consult CBP FOIA website please click on FOIA Act Resources or visit http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia
Thank you,

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2015-034210.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2015-034210.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2015-034210.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2015-034210.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

This is a final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
We conducted a comprehensive search of files within the CBP databases for records that would be responsive to your request.  Unfortunately, we were unable to locate or identify any responsive records, based upon the information you provided in your request. Please resubmit your request for audits/reviews of border searches under an ICE directive with the ICE FOIA Office.
You have the right to appeal this determination that no records exist within CBP that would be responsive to your request.  Should you wish to do so, you must send your appeal and a copy of this letter, within 60 days of the date of this letter, to:  FOIA Appeals, Policy and Litigation Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street, NE, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20229-1177, following the procedures outlined in the DHS FOIA regulations at Title 6 C.F.R. 5.9.  Your envelope and letter should be marked "FOIA Appeal."  Copies of the FOIA and DHS regulations are available at www.dhs.gov/foia.
Please notate file number CBP-2015-034210 on any future correspondence to CBP related to this request.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

As indicated by the chain of communications below, this request was referred to CBP by your office. CBP subsequently referred this request back to your office. Could you please continue processing this request and provide a status update, as well as an estimated date of completion?

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that the program office is still undergoing a search for records for your request.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that the program office is still undergoing a search for records for your request.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that this request has been assigned tracking number 2015-ICFO-76573. The program office is still undergoing a search for records for your request.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

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