#JusticeforJakelin Caal (Department of Homeland Security, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties)

Andrew Free filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the United States of America.
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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:

On behalf of my pro bono clients, Aldea People's Justice Center and Nery Caal, please accept this request under the Freedom of Information Act for:

(1) all documents that were reviewed by and/or produced from your agency (or any sub
agency or agency office or component) to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security
(Committee) in response to the subpoena sent to your office and which can be found
here: https://homeland.house.gov/imo/media/doc/1120subpoena.pdf;
(2) all communications made about both the subpoena sent to your office by the Committee
and the hearing that took place on July 15, 2020 by the Committee, as well as any communications regarding the coverage of that hearing in the media.
(3) all other agency records regarding Jakelin's apprehension and death, and your agency's response to it.

We are aware these documents exist because the Committee held a live hearing regarding
conclusions reached from these documents.

This request seeks records that may be in the
possession, but not limited to, your agency's Legislative Affairs or Congressional Liaison.

Please note that Aldea People's Justice Center represents Nery Caal, the father of Jakelin Caal Maquin. I have attached my G-
28 to this Request.

I request that any records produced in response to this request be provided in electronic form
wherever possible.

Aldea requests that this FOIA be expedited pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(E) and 6 C.F.R. §
5.5(e)(1)(iv) because this FOIA request involves necessary information regarding several
incidents of deaths in CBP custody which have garnered exceptional media interest and about
which there are serious questions about the government’s integrity which affect public
confidence.

Below are several links to articles to support the need for expedited processing:
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-cantu-border-patrol-cruelty-20181218-story.html
https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/12/21/jakelin-caal-maquin-border-death-c-nicholas-
cuneo
https://castro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/members-congress-systemic-failures-
contributed-jakelin-caal-s-death
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/us/migrant-girl-death.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/guatemalan-girl-taken-into-custody-after-
crossing-the-us-border-died-from-bacterial-infection-according-to-autopsy/2019/03/29/f7670cea-
5258-11e9-88a1-ed346f0ec94f_story.html
https://www.oig.dhs.gov/news/press-releases/2019/12202019/dhs-oig-completes-investigation-
death-seven-year-old-guatemalan-child
https://homeland.house.gov/news/press-releases/thompson-issues-subpoena-to-dhs-for-
documents-on-the-deaths-of-children-separation-of-families-and-metering-at-the-border
https://homeland.house.gov/news/correspondence/chairman-thompson-demands-subpoenaed-
dhs-documents-as-the-department-continues-to-stonewall-investigation-into-deaths-of-children-
in-cbp-custody-
https://homeland.house.gov/activities/hearings/children-in-cbp-custody-examining-deaths-
medical-care-procedures-and-improper-spending

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: Department of Homeland Security, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Submitted on Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:27
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

On behalf of my pro bono clients, Aldea People's Justice Center and Nery
Caal, please accept this request under the Freedom of Information Act for:

(1) all documents that were reviewed by and/or produced from your agency (or
any sub
agency or agency office or component) to the U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Homeland Security
(Committee) in response to the subpoena sent to your office and which can be
found
here: https://homeland.house.gov/imo/media/doc/1120subpoena.pdf;
(2) all communications made about both the subpoena sent to your office by
the Committee
and the hearing that took place on July 15, 2020 by the Committee, as well as
any communications regarding the coverage of that hearing in the media.
(3) all other agency records regarding Jakelin's apprehension and death, and
your agency's response to it.

We are aware these documents exist because the Committee held a live hearing
regarding
conclusions reached from these documents.

This request seeks records that may be in the
possession, but not limited to, your agency's Legislative Affairs or
Congressional Liaison.

Please note that Aldea People's Justice Center represents Nery Caal, the
father of Jakelin Caal Maquin. I have attached my G-
28 to this Request.

I request that any records produced in response to this request be provided
in electronic form
wherever possible.

Aldea requests that this FOIA be expedited pursuant to 5 U.S.C. §
552(a)(6)(E) and 6 C.F.R. §
5.5(e)(1)(iv) because this FOIA request involves necessary information
regarding several
incidents of deaths in CBP custody which have garnered exceptional media
interest and about
which there are serious questions about the government’s integrity which
affect public
confidence.

Below are several links to articles to support the need for expedited
processing:
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-cantu-border-patrol-cruelty-20181218-story.html
https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/12/21/jakelin-caal-maquin-border-death-c-nicholas-
cuneo
https://castro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/members-congress-systemic-failures-
contributed-jakelin-caal-s-death
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/us/migrant-girl-death.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/guatemalan-girl-taken-into-custody-after-
crossing-the-us-border-died-from-bacterial-infection-according-to-autopsy/2019/03/29/f7670cea-
5258-11e9-88a1-ed346f0ec94f_story.html
https://www.oig.dhs.gov/news/press-releases/2019/12202019/dhs-oig-completes-investigation-
death-seven-year-old-guatemalan-child
https://homeland.house.gov/news/press-releases/thompson-issues-subpoena-to-dhs-for-
documents-on-the-deaths-of-children-separation-of-families-and-metering-at-the-border
https://homeland.house.gov/news/correspondence/chairman-thompson-demands-subpoenaed-
dhs-documents-as-the-department-continues-to-stonewall-investigation-into-deaths-of-children-
in-cbp-custody-
https://homeland.house.gov/activities/hearings/children-in-cbp-custody-examining-deaths-
medical-care-procedures-and-improper-spending

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
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