ICE FOIA Office Structure, Staffing, and Policies. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

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

2019-ICFO-38323

Multi Request ICE FOIA Office Structure, Staffing, and Policies.
Due June 10, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Andrew Free


To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. All Organizational Charts for the ICE FOIA Office that were in effect during FY16-FY19.
2. Any document or electronic record showing the total full- and part-time staff (whether ICE employee or outside contractor) of the ICE FOIA office for FY16, FY17, FY18, and FY19.
3. A blank copy of any form or electronic record used by the ICE FOIA Office to task agency components with searches for and responses to FOIA Requests during FY16-FY19.
4. ICE's FOIA Office Policy and Procedure Manual.
5. Any contracts between the ICE FOIA Office and any contractor to perform duties or provide goods or services relating to FOIA requests.
6. All records of reflecting the total number of individuals employed or contracted by the ICE FOIA office as of the date the agency tasks an adequate search.

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

May 15, 2019 Andrew Free MuckRock DEPT MR 72949 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2019-ICFO-38323 Dear Mr. Free: This acknowledges receipt of your May 10, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for 1. All Organizational Charts for the ICE FOIA Office that were in effect during FY16-FY19.2. Any document or electronic record showing the total full- and part-time staff (whether ICE employee or outside contractor) of the ICE FOIA office for FY16, FY17, FY18, and FY19.3. A blank copy of any form or electronic record used by the ICE FOIA Office to task agency components with searches for and responses to FOIA Requests during FY16-FY19.4. ICE's FOIA Office Policy and Procedure Manual.5. Any contracts between the ICE FOIA Office and any contractor to perform duties or provide goods or services relating to FOIA requests.6. All records of reflecting the total number of individuals employed or contracted by the ICE FOIA office as of the date the agency tasks an adequate search..  Your request was received in this office on May 10, 2019. 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 2019-ICFO-38323. 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 2019-ICFO-38323 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, Fernando Pineiro, 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

Good morning,

In regard to 2019-ICFO-38323, we have queried the appropriate component of DHS for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Good morning,

In regard to 2019-ICFO-38323, we have queried the appropriate component of DHS for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

March 17, 2022 Andrew Free MuckRock DEPT MR 72949 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2019-ICFO-38323 Dear Mr. Free: This acknowledges receipt of your May 10, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for 1. All Organizational Charts for the ICE FOIA Office that were in effect during FY16-FY19.2. Any document or electronic record showing the total full- and part-time staff (whether ICE employee or outside contractor) of the ICE FOIA office for FY16, FY17, FY18, and FY19.3. A blank copy of any form or electronic record used by the ICE FOIA Office to task agency components with searches for and responses to FOIA Requests during FY16-FY19.4. ICE's FOIA Office Policy and Procedure Manual.5. Any contracts between the ICE FOIA Office and any contractor to perform duties or provide goods or services relating to FOIA requests.6. All records of reflecting the total number of individuals employed or contracted by the ICE FOIA office as of the date the agency tasks an adequate search..  Your request was received in this office on May 10, 2019. By letter, dated May 10, 2019, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we could encounter some delay in processing your request. We sincerely apologize for the delay and any inconvenience it may have caused. However, we want to let you know that we have been making earnest and diligent efforts to reduce the backlog of cases, and that your file is scheduled to be reviewed in the near future. Before we begin the time-consuming review process, we want to ensure that you are still interested in continuing the processing of this request. Please indicate your continued interest in pursuing these records within 30 business days from the date of this letter, or we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the case will be administratively closed.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2019-ICFO-38323. 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 2019-ICFO-38323 (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status 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 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.
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: Andrew Free

Good morning,

I object to the re-assignment of a 2022 tracking number to this request, which ICE previously acknowledged and assigned a tracking number in 2019. This appears to be a brazen attempt by the agency to avoid including this long-pending request -- which is now 1,043 days without an answer.

Please immediately explain why the agency abandoned the 2019 tracking number.

Many thanks,

Andrew Free
#DetentionKills Transparency Initiative
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