ICE Response to Republican Congressmen (Department of Labor)

Robert Teel filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.
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Multi Request ICE Response to Republican Congressmen


From: Robert Teel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Please provide any agency response(s) to the letter attached hereto dated March 7, 2018 to the U.S. Department of Justice (Attorney General Sessions), the U.S. Dept. of Labor (Secretary Acosta), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Acting Director Homan) from Congressmen Steve King, Lamar Smith, Mike Rogers, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert, Dana Rohrbacher, Paul Cook, Scott Taylor, Earl Carter, John Ratcliffe, Jody Hice, Duncan Hunter, Bob Gibbs, Brian Babin, John Rutherford, and Barry Loudermilk.

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.


Robert Teel

From: Department of Labor

Mr. Teel:

Your request has been assigned to the Office of the Secretary today with tracking number 863519. When the agency begins processing it, you will be able to track its progress at<>. If you need to contact them about it for any reason, please submit your inquiry through<> or phone 202-693-6084. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to the agency or to have it available at the time of a call.


Darlene Miller
Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services

U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Rm N2420
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-5442 (O) | (202) 693-5389 (F) |<> (E)

From: Department of Labor


This letter responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of July 23, 2018, in which you requested R. Alexander Acosta's response to a March 7, 2018, congressional letter regarding alien detainees. Your request was received in our office on July 23, 2018, and assigned FOIA tracking number 863519.

We conducted a search of the records of the Office of the Secretary; we found the official response from the Department of Labor to the House of Representatives letter mentioned in your FOIA request. As full disclosure, we have 18 letters addressed to each congressional member who signed the letter, but since the verbiage on each letter is verbatim except for their mailing address, we are providing only the copy to Congressman King's Office. An electronic copy of this letter has been attached to satisfy your FOIA request.

If you have questions about this response, you may contact the Office of the Secretary (OSEC) FOIA point of contact at<> or the DOL FOIA Public Liaison, Thomas Hicks, at 202-693-5427 or by email at<>. Alternatively, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), within the National Archives and Records Administration, to inquire about the mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. You can also reach that office by e-mail at<>, by phone at 202-741-5770, by fax at 202-741-5769, or by calling toll-free at 1-877-684-6448.

Additionally, if you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Solicitor of Labor within 90 days from the date of this letter. The appeal must state in writing the grounds for the appeal, and it may include any supporting statements or arguments, but such statements are not required. In order to facilitate processing of the appeal, please include your mailing address and daytime telephone number, as well as a copy of the initial request and copy of this letter. The envelope and letter of the appeal should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Any amendment to the appeal must be made in writing and received prior to a decision. The appeal should be addressed to the Solicitor of Labor, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N2420, Washington, DC 20210. Appeals may also be submitted by email to<>. Appeals submitted to any other email address will not be accepted.


Maurice Fluelling,
Special Assistant
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room S2229
Washington, DC 20210
202-693-6084 (Direct)
202-657-2912 (Cell)
202-693-6081 (OSEC IT Support)
202-693-6000 (Main)