ICE file of Hector Garza

David Bixenspan filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
Tracking # L1700745
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From: David Bixenspan

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I should be categorized as a media requester. This request is part of my reporting process, and I will use the materials in my coverage (for various outlets including VICE, Wrestling Observer, Fighting Spirit Magazine, and Death & Taxes) of news in the public interest. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the ICE file on Hector Solano Segura, the professional wrestler known by the ring name Hector Garza. He passed away in 2013 and had been deported in 2005 after being caught bringing anabolic steroids into the United States in 2005. Proof of death to minimize redactions and other privacy concerns:

June 12, 1969 – May 26, 2013
http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Other_News_4/article_70866.shtml
http://www.prowrestling.net/artman/publish/miscnews/article10031545.shtml
http://www.njpw.co.jp/english/news/detail.php?nid=9593

Please check all agency databases. For example, in my FBI FOIA requests I ask for:
* Main file records.
* Cross-reference records.
* The products of an ELSUR search.

Obviously, this doesn't apply directly to ICE, but it should help you understand what I need you to look for.

Please include all records of past requests and denials for records pertaining to this case file.

For anything not produced, please send a proper Vaughn Index.

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.

Sincerely,

David Bixenspan

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,
You have directed a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking either (1) copies of an individual’s alien file, or (2) copies of certain documents or other information that is maintained in an individual’s alien file. “Alien files” are maintained by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Accordingly, ICE is routing your FOIA request to USCIS. Upon receipt of your FOIA request, USCIS will provide you with a tracking number and respond directly to your request.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact USCIS at the address below:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Records Center, FOIA/PA Office
P.O. Box 648010
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010
Phone: (800) 375-5283
Fax: (816) 350-5785
Email: USCIS.FOIA@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:USCIS.FOIA@uscis.dhs.gov>

Sincerely,

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

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,
You have directed a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking either (1) copies of an individual’s alien file, or (2) copies of certain documents or other information that is maintained in an individual’s alien file. “Alien files” are maintained by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Accordingly, ICE is routing your FOIA request to USCIS. Upon receipt of your FOIA request, USCIS will provide you with a tracking number and respond directly to your request.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact USCIS at the address below:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Records Center, FOIA/PA Office
P.O. Box 648010
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010
Phone: (800) 375-5283
Fax: (816) 350-5785
Email: USCIS.FOIA@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:USCIS.FOIA@uscis.dhs.gov>

Sincerely,

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

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: David Bixenspan

Any update on getting the other records from the other agencies that had to make determinations?

Thanks,
David Bixenspan

From: FOIA, USCIS

USCIS has sent the document(s) and a copy of your FOIA request to the ICE FOIA Office for consideration and direct response to you. Should you wish to contact ICE concerning the status of the processing of the document(s), please contact the ICE FOIA Office via phone at (866) 633-1182 or via e-mail at ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov>. The ICE FOIA Office mailing address is 500 12th Street, S.W., MS 5009, Washington, D.C. 20536-5009.
Best regards,
FOIA Program Branch
United States Citizenship & Immigration Services

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From: McClay, Brian D

Mr. Bixenspan,

Your request was completed August 22, 2016 and the records were mailed to the address that was provided on your FOIA request. We have since posted the records to the USCIS Electronic Reading Room and they can be accessed at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/electronic-reading-room/files-interest. Please let me know if you have additional questions.

Sincerely,

Brian McClay
Government Information Specialist
National Records Center
FOIA/PA Division
Significant Interest Group

From: David Bixenspan

Sorry, I have Muckrock set to send automated follow-ups still because of the stuff I'm still waiting on from ICE.

Also, FYI: It's probably best to have him listed as "Hector Garza," his wrestling name, on the files of interest page. Like as "Hector Garza (Hector Solano Segura)."

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Dear David Bixenspan, The password to open the responsive records delivered in a separate email for 2018-ICFO-02534 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: BT61lqVx
Sincerely,
US DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Office

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mr. Bixenspan,
ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2018-ICFO-02534, for records pertaining to Mr. Christopher Adams 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.
Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: David Bixenspan

I have never been sent the ICE-referred pages on the Hector Solano Segura request I sent to USCIS (COW2016000771), but have been sent ICE-referred pages from a later request (COW2016001223). What is the status of the Segura request?

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Dear David Bixenspan, The password to open the responsive records delivered in a separate email for 2018-ICFO-02687 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: 6606jzqK
Sincerely,
US DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Office

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mr. Bixenspan,
ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2018-ICFO-02687, for records pertaining to Hector Solano Segura, AKA Hector Garza 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.
Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

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