Money Laundering Concerns Email Records Request

Taylor Amarel Scott filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
Tracking #

REM2018000016

COW2017001107,

COW2017001107

Status
Processing

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From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all electronic records sent to, sent from, or copied to USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov or dhsexecsec@hq.dhs.gov from January 1, 2016 to Present day containing the non-case sensitive keyword "ARCFE". Should you need any more information or if this request is too broad, please let me know and I will be happy to provide more information. Please do not close my request without consulting me first, I am happy to modify my request if it can not be processed as is. If necessary, I may be able to provide a Privacy Act release.

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,

Taylor Amarel Scott

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIAPAQuestions

Your request COW2017001107 is open and in line to be processed, it is on day 24 of an estimated 107 day wait time (excluding weekends and holidays)
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
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From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Please use the following link to check for updates on your FOIA.
https://egov.uscis.gov/foiawebstatus/index.jsp#main-content

H.A.(Kelly) Garbus
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA Significant Interest Group (SIG)
Department of Homeland Security
USCIS/NRC
Office Phone: 816-350-5500 ext 5112
Harriet.A.Garbus@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Harriet.A.Garbus@uscis.dhs.gov>

[DHS emblem] WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Please use the hyperlink below to check on the status of your FOIA request.

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From: Taylor Amarel Scott

Hello,

Thank you for the message. Unfortunately, when I enter the FOIA # on the page you provided nothing happens. I understand that your office may be busy with other requests but I would hope to obtain at least an estimated time to release - or information about when this case was assigned to a search officer.

Best,
Taylor Scott Amarel

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

Hello,

Thank you for the message. Unfortunately, when I enter the FOIA # on the page you provided nothing happens. I understand that your office may be busy with other requests but I would hope to obtain at least an estimated time to release - or information about when this case was assigned to a search officer.

Best,
Taylor Scott Amarel

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Your request is currently number 267 of 514 in Track 2

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

We have received your request for status. Your Request is currently number 252 of 564 in Track 2. Thank you.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Your request is 249 out of 637 requests in track 2.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Your request is currently number 239 of 658 in Track 2.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov/FOIA<http://www.uscis.gov/FOIA>. Click the "Check Status of Request" button in the middle of the web page or "FOIA Request Status Check & Average Processing Times" on the left side under "Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA)." Then click "FOIA Check Status of Request" at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions given.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

A no responsive documents response.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

On June 6, 2018:
You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov/FOIA<http://www.uscis.gov/FOIA<http://www.uscis.gov/FOIA%3chttp:/www.uscis.gov/FOIA>>. Click the "Check Status of Request" button in the middle of the web page or "FOIA Request Status Check & Average Processing Times" on the left side under "Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA)." Then click "FOIA Check Status of Request" at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions given.

Raymond N. Hyson
* Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist | Department of Homeland Security |
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services |
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate |
National Records Center | Significant Interest Group |

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

On June 6, 2018:
You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov/FOIA<http://www.uscis.gov/FOIA<http://www.uscis.gov/FOIA%3chttp:/www.uscis.gov/FOIA>>. Click the "Check Status of Request" button in the middle of the web page or "FOIA Request Status Check & Average Processing Times" on the left side under "Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA)." Then click "FOIA Check Status of Request" at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions given.

Raymond N. Hyson
* Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist | Department of Homeland Security |
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services |
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate |
National Records Center | Significant Interest Group |

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To whom this may concern,

I disagree and wish to appeal this finding. Unless records have been deleted results should exist. This is specifically because I myself and others have sent emails to dhsexecsec@hq.dhs.gov or USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov containing the mentioned key-strings, if it is helpful I can provide these emails for your reference.

Alternatively, please provide me with the FOIA log for this request and/or reconduct a search.

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To whom this may concern,

I disagree and wish to appeal this finding. Unless records have been deleted results should exist. This is specifically because I myself and others have sent emails to dhsexecsec@hq.dhs.gov or USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov containing the mentioned key-strings, if it is helpful I can provide these emails for your reference.

Alternatively, please provide me with the FOIA log for this request and/or reconduct a search.

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

Thank you for the update, I look forward to receiving the documents.

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