Medical records of child detainees (Department of Homeland Security)

Adam Rogers filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2018-HQFO-01127

Multi Request Medical records of child detainees
Due Aug. 20, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Adam Rogers


To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Requests for emergency services or medical assistance from facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained.
-Records of inspections by health care personnel of facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained.
-Records of health services delivered at facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained., including but not limited to vaccinations, drugs provided (prescription and OTC), and trauma care.
-Contracts with health care providers.
-Numbers of patients and diagnoses if possible in medical care facilities at facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained.

Since April 1, 2018

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,

Adam Rogers

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

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From: Department of Homeland Security

July 27, 2018 Adam Rogers MuckRock 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2018-ICFO-47735 2018-HQFO-01127 U.S. Department of Homeland Security FOIA Case No. Dear Mr. Rogers:
This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), dated June 27, 2018, and seeking seeking records regarding requests for emergency services or medical assistance from facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained; records of inspections by health care personnel of facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained; records of health services delivered at facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained., including but not limited to vaccinations, drugs provided (prescription and OTC), and trauma care; contracts with health care providers; numbers of patients and diagnoses if possible in medical care facilities at facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained since April 1, 2018 (Date Range for Record Search: From 4/1/2018 To 6/22/2018). Your request was referred to this office for processing and direct response to you.  Your request was received in this office on June 27, 2018.
Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request.  Per §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 the subject matter of your request is of substantial interest to two or more components of this Department or of substantial interest to another agency, we will need to consult with those entities before we issue a final response.  Due to these unusual circumstances, ICE will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. 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. Your request has been assigned reference number 2018-ICFO-47735.  Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence.  Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. Your request has been assigned reference number 2018-ICFO-47735. 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 2018-ICFO-XXXXX 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: Department of Homeland Security

December 03, 2018 Adam Rogers MuckRock 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2018-ICFO-47735 Dear Mr. Rogers: This responds to your November 28, 2018 letter in which you requested an update as to the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), dated June 27, 2018 , and received in this office on June 27, 2018 .  Your request sought seeking records regarding requests for emergency services or medical assistance from facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained; records of inspections by health care personnel of facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained; records of health services delivered at facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained., including but not limited to vaccinations, drugs provided (prescription and OTC), and trauma care; contracts with health care providers; numbers of patients and diagnoses if possible in medical care facilities at facilities where children of asylum petitioners or people attempting to cross the US border are detained since April 1, 2018 (Date Range for Record Search: From 4/1/2018 To 6/22/2018) By letter dated, July 27, 2018, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we would encounter some delay in processing your request.  Requests are processed in chronological order based on the date we received a perfected request. For your information, document(s) responsive to your request have been located and forwarded to this office for review.  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.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2018-ICFO-47735. 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 2015-ICFO-XXXX or (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status 2016 -ICFO-XXXXX tracking number. You may contact this office at (866) 633-1182. Our mailing address is 500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009, Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Sincerely,
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

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