Office for Victims of Crimes Committed by Removable Aliens

Anthony Fisher filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs of the United States of America.
Due March 13, 2017
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Anthony Fisher

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any memoranda or communications to or from the Bureau of Justice Statistics pertaining to the "Office for Victims of Crimes Committed by Removable Aliens," which President Trump ordered the creation of in an executive order titled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" on January 25, 2017. I also request any communications to or from the White House, including those conducted via personal email for government business, regarding the creation of the "Office for Victims of Crimes Committed by Removable Aliens."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In order to determine my status for the applicability of fees, please note that I am a Media Requester working with Reason magazine, and this request is made as part of newsgathering and not for commercial use. As 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,

Anthony Fisher

From: FOIAOJP

Via Email:
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Mr. Anthony Fisher
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33171
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

Re: OJP FOIA No. 17-00144

Dear Mr. Fisher:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act request, dated February 10, 2017, and received in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of the General Counsel, on that same date. A copy of your request is attached for your convenience.

The records you seek require a search in another OJP office and so your request falls within "unusual circumstances." See 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii). Because of these unusual circumstances, we are extending the time limit to respond to your request beyond the ten additional days provided by the statute. We have not yet completed a search to determine whether there are records within the scope of your request. The time needed to process your request will necessarily depend on the complexity of our records search and on the volume and complexity of any records located. For your information, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately one month, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned to the complex track. You may wish to narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records or agree to an alternative time frame for processing, should records be located; or you may wish to await the completion of our records search to discuss either of these options.

Your request is assigned to Monica L. Potter-Johnson, Government Information Specialist, for processing. If you have any questions or wish to discuss reformulation or an alternative time frame for the processing of your request, you may contact Ms. Potter-Johnson by telephone at (202) 307-6235, via e-mail at Monica.L.Potter-Johnson@usdoj.gov<mailto:Monica.L.Potter-Johnson@usdoj.gov> , or you may write to this office at OJP, 810 7th Street, N.W., Room 5400, Washington, D.C. 20531. Please include the above-referenced OJP FOIA number. Lastly, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the above telephone number to discuss any aspect of your request.

Sincerely,

FOIAOJP
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