ICE FOIA Liaison Backlog Reduction Calendar Entries

Andrew Free filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2022-ICFO-27359

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

Communications

From: Andrew Free

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Please search the Outlook or OneDrive Calendar of ICE FOIA Public Liaison Marcus Francis for any entries containing the term "management", "queue", "backlog" or "delay", in either the singular or the plural form.

Please task a search period of July 1, 2022, to August 22, 2022.

Please assign this request to the Simple Track, as it should be a straightforward and minimal search. 6 C.F.R. 5.5(b)

Please acknowledge this request and assign it an individualized tracking number within the statutorily required timeframe of ten working days.

Please respond to this request within the statutory maximum period of 30 working days.

Many thanks,

R. Andrew Free
#DetentionKills Transparency Initiative
Al Otro Lado

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,

Andrew Free

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dear Andrew Free,
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Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dear Andrew Free,
A temporary password has been issued and sent to the email address provided. Please check your email for this temporary password and return to https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/ to login. If you have any previously submitted requests to Department of Homeland Security you will be able to view them by logging into your user account.
Username:  requests@muckrock.com
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dear Andrew Free,
The status of your ICE FOIA request #2022-ICFO-27359 has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dear Andrew Free,
Request Number 2022-ICFO-27359 has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference request number 2022-ICFO-27359.
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Andrew Free

Good afternoon,

Please provide an estimated date of completion for this request.

Thank you,

Andrew Free
#DetentionKills Transparency Initiative
Al Otro Lado

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

September 23, 2022 Andrew Free MuckRock News, DEPT MR132847 263 Huntington Ave Boston, Massachusetts 02115 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2022-ICFO-27359 Dear Free: This acknowledges receipt of your August 23, 2022, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:Please search the Outlook or OneDrive Calendar of ICE FOIA Public Liaison Marcus Francis for any entries containing the term "management", "queue", "backlog" or "delay", in either the singular or the plural form.Please task a search period of July 1, 2022, to August 22, 2022.Please assign this request to the Simple Track, as it should be a straightforward and minimal search. 6 C.F.R. 5.5(b)Please acknowledge this request and assign it an individualized tracking number within the statutorily required timeframe of ten working days.Please respond to this request within the statutory maximum period of 30 working days.Many thanks,R. Andrew Free#DetentionKills Transparency InitiativeAl Otro LadoThe 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,Andrew FreeUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/ (Date Range for Record Search: From 07/01/2022 To 08/22/2022).  Your request was received in this office on August 23, 2022. PLEASENOTE: Requesters seekingresponsive records from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) areencouraged to create a DHS FOIA Public Access Link (PAL) accountat: . Creating a PALaccount will allow you to directly submit your FOIA request to ICE and trackthe status of your request. In PAL, you can view your prior PAL submissions,sent correspondences, and responsive records. Although PAL is preferred, ICEFOIA will continue to accept FOIA requests via email at (https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/) https://foiarequest.dhs.gov or via regularmail at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Freedom ofInformation Act Office, 500 12 ICE-FOIA@ice.dhs.gov th St. SW, STOP 5009, Washington,DC 20536-5009. 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. FOR COMMERCIAL REQUESTERS: 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 commercial requesters.  As a commercial requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication, and for search and review time at the per quarter-hour rate ($4.00 for clerical personnel, $7.00 for professional personnel, $10.25 for managerial personnel) of the searcher and reviewer.  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 2022-ICFO-27359. 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 2022-ICFO-27359 tracking number. If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact the FOIA office. You may send an e-mail to ice-foia@ice.dhs.gov, call toll free (866) 633-1182, or you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Marcus Francis, in the same manner. Additionally, you have a right to right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974. You may contact OGIS as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (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: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dear Andrew Free,
The status of your ICE FOIA request #2022-ICFO-27359 has been updated to the following status 'In Process'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Andrew Free

We hereby appeal the timeliness of the agency’s response, the agency’s invocation of the “unusual circumstances” provision, the agency’s failure to provide an estimated response date, and the agency’s unlawful withholding of responsive records.

Thank you,

#DetentionKills Transparency Initiative
Al Otro Lado

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