Mikhail Sebastian (United States Customs and Border Protection)

Arnold Powers filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Mikhail Sebastian


From: Arnold Powers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

* All records concerning the predicament of a stateless individual identified as Mikhail Sebastian, formerly a citizen of the Soviet Union, who subsequent to a journey originating from the mainland United States, found himself stranded in American Samoa following a denial of entry into the United States.
* All records pertaining to Mikhail Sebastian's application for admission following his initial trip to American Samoa, including any associated records regarding his apprehension, detention, deportation, expedited removal, background investigations, and/or inspection.
* All records pertaining to requests for immigration relief, whether in the form of applications, approvals, or refusals, regarding Mikhail Sebastian's efforts to seek re-entry into the United States.
* All records pertaining to Mikhail Sebastian's application for admission following his grant of immigration relief, which allowed for his re-entry to the United States.
* All records related to internal correspondence regarding the situation of Mikhail Sebastian's confinement in American Samoa and his pursuit of immigration relief.

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.


Arnold Powers

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Arnold Powers
MuckRock News, DEPT MR163748
263 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115


Dear Arnold Powers:

Your FOIA request was reviewed as a third-party request and did not include authorization that information on this individual, or business, can be released to you. All third party FOIA requests must include a signed G-28 or G-639 form, or a signed statement from the individual verifying that his/her information may be released to you. Or, if requesting records pertaining to a business or company, a signed statement on company letterhead. Due to privacy concerns, CBP cannot confirm nor deny the existence of records on this individual or business.

Your FOIA request has been closed as insufficient. Please be advised that this action is not a denial of your request and will not preclude you from filing other requests in the future. Please resubmit your FOIA request, along with the required information, by logging into your existing SecureRelease account.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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