No-Fly List Nomination Process (Bureau of Customs and Border Protection)

Alex Richardson filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking #

CBP-2018-061813, CBP-OIIL-2018-061813

CBP-2018-061813, CBP-OIIL-2018-061813, CBP-OFO-2018-061813

CBP-2018-061813, CBP-OIIL-2018-061813

CBP-2018-061813

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Communications

From: Alex Richardson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list.

In the event that the contents of the requested document are classified under Executive Order 13526, I also make the following additional requests:

I am requesting that each document be considered individually and released as fully as possible.

Pursuant to section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the level of classification of this information and its existence/nonexistence.

Pursuant to section 1.3 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific authority which classified this information.

Pursuant to section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific classification categories of this information, as well as an identification or description of the damage to national security which the disclosure of this information would produce.

Pursuant to section 1.5 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific duration of time for which this classification will stand.

Pursuant to section 1.6 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting all classification markings about this information, including (1) one of the three classification levels defined in section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, (2) the identity, by name and position, or by personal identifier, of the original classification authority, (3) the agency and office of origin, if not otherwise evident, (4) declassification instructions, and (5) a concise reason for classification that, at a minimum, cites the applicable classification categories in section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Alex Richardson

From: Alex Richardson

Hello,

Very sorry, but I should have included this in the initial request - I'd like to informally request confirmation that I have been classified as a media requestor for the purpose of fees, given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist. Here is a selection of my published articles at MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/05/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office-releases-its-body-ca/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/17/postal-service-and-irs-join-cia-handing-out-glomar/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/24/cuts-lawrence-fire-department-pushed-costs-propert/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/apr/09/you-have-no-right-electronic-privacy-when-you-cros/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/apr/22/customs-and-border-patrol-can-take-your-porn/

I have also been published and recognized as a journalist by national media outlets:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/you-have-no-right-to-electronic-privacy-when-you-cross-the-us-border

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/us-customs-is-required-to-seize-your-dick-pics-when-you-cross-the-border

https://youtu.be/7mukg4mW5jM

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Best,
Alex Richardson

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock

Please acknowledge this FOIA request, copied as the original communication below, and provide an appropriate tracking number.

Thank you.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2819671d0)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2018-061813
* Requester Name: MuckRock News Alex Richardson
* Date Submitted: 05/30/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list . Please see additional details on Page 6 in the supporting attachment.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

MuckRock News Alex Richardson
DEPT MR 17331
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144
09/04/2019
CBP-2018-061813
Dear MuckRock News Alex Richardson

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Division received your letter inquiring about a FOIA request that you previously submitted to CBP reference FOIA number CBP-2018-061813.

This letter is to confirm that your FOIA request has been received by CBP and will be processed in the order it was received.  Once responsive records are available, you will be notified electronically by CBP FOIA that records are available to view via your FOIAonline account. Your request is being processed and has been referred to a program office that is working on gathering records responsive to your request.

Finally, the CBP FOIA office has a significant backlog of FOIA requests.  We are working very hard to clear the FOIA backlog and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.
CBP FOIA Division

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-2018-061813 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OIIL-2018-061813. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-2018-061813
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-OIIL-2018-061813
* Requester Name:
MuckRock News Alex Richardson
* Date Submitted:
07/04/2018
* Long Description:
The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list . Please see additional details on Page 6 in the supporting attachment.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-OIIL-2018-061813 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2018-061813. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OIIL-2018-061813
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-2018-061813
* Requester Name:
MuckRock News Alex Richardson
* Date Submitted:
07/04/2018
* Long Description:
The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list . Please see additional details on Page 6 in the supporting attachment.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-2018-061813 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OFO-2018-061813. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-2018-061813
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-OFO-2018-061813
* Requester Name:
MuckRock News Alex Richardson
* Date Submitted:
07/04/2018
* Long Description:
The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list . Please see additional details on Page 6 in the supporting attachment.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-OFO-2018-061813 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2018-061813. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OFO-2018-061813
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-2018-061813
* Requester Name:
MuckRock News Alex Richardson
* Date Submitted:
07/04/2018
* Long Description:
The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list . Please see additional details on Page 6 in the supporting attachment.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-2018-061813 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OFO-2018-061813. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-2018-061813
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-OFO-2018-061813
* Requester Name:
Alex Richardson MuckRock News
* Date Submitted:
07/04/2018
* Long Description:
The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list . Please see additional details on Page 6 in the supporting attachment.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-OFO-2018-061813 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2018-061813. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OFO-2018-061813
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-2018-061813
* Requester Name:
Alex Richardson MuckRock News
* Date Submitted:
07/04/2018
* Long Description:
The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list . Please see additional details on Page 6 in the supporting attachment.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-2018-061813 has been processed with the following final disposition: No Records.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by [FOIAONLINE_HOME]. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor.

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