Massachusetts EB-5 applications

Todd Feathers filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
Tracking # NRC2016075751
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of all I-924 forms, filed from Jan. 1, 2010 until the date this request is processed, for Regional Centers in Massachusetts. This should include I-924 applications that were approved and those that were denied.

2) Copies of all I-829 forms, filed from Jan. 1, 2010 until the date this request is processed, regarding EB-5 projects in Massachusetts. This should include I-829 applications that were approved and those that were denied.

3) Copies of all I-526 forms, filed from Jan. 1, 2010 until the date this request is processed, regarding EB-5 projects in Massachusetts. This should include I-526 applications that were approved and those that were denied.

I understand that some personal information, specifically names and addresses, may qualify for redaction under FOIA exemption 6. This should not, however, include financial details such as investment amounts or business plans, which do not represent a "clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."

I also ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist employed by the Lowell Sun newspaper and I intend to use the requested documents to publish articles in the public's interest and not for any 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,

Todd Feathers

From: FOIA, USCIS

We are unable to accept a request within the body of the email.

In order to obtain your records, please submit a proper FOIA request. You may find the form on the following link: http://www.uscis.gov/g-639 Should you choose not to use the form G-639, you will still need to provide certain information that is listed on the form. Regardless of how you choose to do your request, you will need to provide a notarized signature or sign under penalty of perjury. Please note that we cannot accept requests that are in the body of an email. Should you choose to email us the request, you will need to attach the request as a PDF file.

If you are requesting records of someone other than yourself, you do need to obtain consent from the subject. If the subject is deceased, you will need to provide proof of death.

You may submit your request one of three ways:

-attach as a PDF file and email to uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov>

-fax it to 816-350-5785 or 802-288-1793

-mail it to:
National Records Center
PO Box 648010
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010

Further instructions on filing for a FOIA request may be found at www.uscis.gov<http://www.uscis.gov>.
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS

From: MuckRock

Hi,

Please find a signed copy of the request, per your previous email.

Thanks!

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA, USCIS

Your request is currently open and being processed. Your request is currently on day 44 of an estimated 97 day wait time (excluding weekends and holidays)
Thanks,
FOIA,USCIS

From: FOIA, USCIS

Per our records, this request was created on June 6, 2016 under NRC2016075751 and is still being processed. The current average processing timeframe for Track 2 requests is 103 business days, which excludes weekends and Federal holidays. You may wish to continue to check the status of your request by visiting https://egov.uscis.gov/foiawebstatus/index.jsp#main-content and entering your control number.
Best regards,
FOIA Program Branch
United States Citizenship & Immigration Services

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From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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