MPP: updated numbers (Department of Homeland Security)

Tanvi Misra filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2019-HQFO-00860, COW2019500800

2019-HQFO-00860

Multi Request MPP: updated numbers
Due Sept. 6, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Tanvi Misra

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All relevant information related to the Migrant Protection Protocols ("Remain in Mexico"), including:

1) Number of individuals returned to Mexico under this policy for each month in FY 2019 to date;
2) Percentage of total individuals returned to Mexico in FY2019 to date who were not able to make their immigration court hearing in the U.S.;
3) The average length of wait time for individuals returned to Mexico to have an immigration court hearing;
4) The percentage of total individuals who opted in for the "fear assessment" interview and were still placed in the MPP program;
5) A breakdown of total MPP-affected individuals by age, gender, and nationality;
6) A total number of individuals in the MPP program who arrived as a family unit.

I am requesting these documents as a journalist who has been covering immigration issues for the last five years at The Atlantic. Founded in 1857 and today one of the fastest growing media platforms in the industry, The Atlantic has throughout its history championed the power of big ideas and continues to shape global debate across print, digital, events, video, and audio platforms. With its award-winning digital presence TheAtlantic.com and CityLab.com on cities around the world, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times—from politics, global, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic was named the 2016 National Magazine of the Year and won a National Magazine Award in 2017 for its June 2017 cover story, “My Family’s Slave."

Currently, I'm an immigration reporter at CQ-Roll Call, one of the oldest Congressional publications in the U.S with a track record of award winning non-partisan journalism.

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,

Tanvi Misra

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)

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good afternoon, Attached is our final response to your 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

From: Department of Homeland Security

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good afternoon,

This request was transferred to CBP and USCIS on July 18, 2019. Please contact them directly for status updates. I have provided their contact information below:

U. S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)<https://www.dhs.gov/foia-contact-information>
FOIA Officer
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
90 K Street, NE
FOIA Division
Washington, DC 20229
Phone: 202-325-0150
CBP Website<http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia>

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)<https://www.dhs.gov/foia-contact-information>
National Records Center, FOIA/PA Office
P. O. Box 648010
Lee's Summit, MO. 64064-8010
FOIA Officer/Public Liaison: Jill Eggleston
Phone: 1-800-375-5283 (USCIS Contact Center)
Fax: 816-350-5785
E-mail: uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:uscis.foia@dhs.gov>
USCIS Website<https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/uscis-freedom-information-act-and-privacy-act>

Thank you,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
'202-343-1743 | '866-431-0486 | 7 202-343-4011
foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

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From: Department of Homeland Security

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All relevant information related to the Migrant Protection Protocols ("Remain in Mexico"), including:

1) Number of individuals returned to Mexico under this policy for each month in FY 2019 to date;
2) Percentage of total individuals returned to Mexico in FY2019 to date who were not able to make their immigration court hearing in the U.S.;
3) The average length of wait time for individuals returned to Mexico to have an immigration court hearing;
4) The percentage of total individuals who opted in for the "fear assessment" interview and were still placed in the MPP program;
5) A breakdown of total MPP-affected individuals by age, gender, and nationality;
6) A total number of individuals in the MPP program who arrived as a family unit.

I am requesting these documents as a journalist who has been covering immigration issues for the last five years at The Atlantic. Founded in 1857 and today one of the fastest growing media platforms in the industry, The Atlantic has throughout its history championed the power of big ideas and continues to shape global debate across print, digital, events, video, and audio platforms. With its award-winning digital presence TheAtlantic.com and CityLab.com on cities around the world, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times—from politics, global, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic was named the 2016 National Magazine of the Year and won a National Magazine Award in 2017 for its June 2017 cover story, “My Family’s Slave."

Currently, I'm an immigration reporter at CQ-Roll Call, one of the oldest Congressional publications in the U.S with a track record of award winning non-partisan journalism.

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,

Tanvi Misra

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Submitted on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 20:18
Submitted by user: Anonymous
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First Name: Tanvi
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Last Name: Misra
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Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Country: United States
Address 1: DEPT MR 75328
Address 2: 411A Highland Avenue
City: Somerville
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02144
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possible:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All relevant information related to the Migrant Protection Protocols ("Remain
in Mexico"), including:

1) Number of individuals returned to Mexico under this policy for each month
in FY 2019 to date;
2) Percentage of total individuals returned to Mexico in FY2019 to date who
were not able to make their immigration court hearing in the U.S.;
3) The average length of wait time for individuals returned to Mexico to have
an immigration court hearing;
4) The percentage of total individuals who opted in for the "fear assessment"
interview and were still placed in the MPP program;
5) A breakdown of total MPP-affected individuals by age, gender, and
nationality;
6) A total number of individuals in the MPP program who arrived as a family
unit.

I am requesting these documents as a journalist who has been covering
immigration issues for the last five years at The Atlantic. Founded in 1857
and today one of the fastest growing media platforms in the industry, The
Atlantic has throughout its history championed the power of big ideas and
continues to shape global debate across print, digital, events, video, and
audio platforms. With its award-winning digital presence TheAtlantic.com and
CityLab.com on cities around the world, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on
the most critical issues of our times—from politics, global, and the
economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic was named the 2016
National Magazine of the Year and won a National Magazine Award in 2017 for
its June 2017 cover story, “My Family’s Slave."

Currently, I'm an immigration reporter at CQ-Roll Call, one of the oldest
Congressional publications in the U.S with a track record of award winning
non-partisan journalism.

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,

Tanvi Misra
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From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

November 13, 2019 Tanvi Misra CQ-Roll Call/ MuckRock News DEPT MR 75328 411A Highland Avenue Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2020-ICFO-07931 Dear Ms. Misra: This acknowledges receipt of your October 18, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for All relevant information related to the Migrant Protection Protocols ("Remain in Mexico"), including: (see request for details).  Your request was received in this office on October 18, 2019.

Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 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 your request seeks numerous documents that will necessitate a thorough and wide-ranging search, ICE will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If you care to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations, as they apply to media requesters.  As a media requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free.  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. We have queried the appropriate program offices within ICE for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.

Your request has been assigned reference number 2020-ICFO-07931. 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 2020-ICFO-07931 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

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