Operation Palladium (Department of Homeland Security)

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2020-HQAP-00179

2020-HQFO-00846

Multi Request Operation Palladium
Due April 27, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Freddy Martinez


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents sufficient to show the scope, purpose and objectives of "Operation Palladium". Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/05/us/ICE-BORTAC-sanctuary-cities.html

Documents sufficient to show the number of offices assigned to Operation Palladium.

Communications between ICE, DHS, and other law enforcement agencies for the implementation of Operation Palladium

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,

Freddy Martinez

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: Freddy Martinez

DHS,

This request should not be closed after being send to ICE. I am also asking for all the records that DHS has a copy of, in a joint operation with ICE. I have a separate request open with them but I still ask your agency to search for records in your possession.

Best,
Freddy Martinez

From: Freddy Martinez

This is an appeal to under 5 USC 552 (FOIA) for the Department of Homeland Security's denial for our FOIA request. This request was improperly forwarded to ICE, a sister agency in DHS for processing. As stated in our correspondence dated on April 9th of 2020th, we requested DHS search records in its possession for a joint taskforce with ICE. Our request to clarify the scope of the request was never responded to. As best as we can tell, our request was improperly administratively closed.

We clarified that we were seeking records maintained by DHS at large and have yet to hear an acknowledgement of our request.

Freddy Martinez

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA appeal.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your appeal, 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

Mr. Martinez:

Please find attached the FOIA Appeal Decision issued by Judge Devine's office in the above matter.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus
Hearing Docket Clerk
U.S. Coast Guard

From: Department of Homeland Security

April 21, 2021 Muckrock News DEPT. MR 91149 411A Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2021-ICFO-33981 Dear Ms. Wang: This acknowledges receipt of your January 27, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for copies of all records that concern the Young Living Essential Oils DoTERRA International, LLC Thrive Holdings, LLC in Utah.  Your request was received in this office on April 20, 2021. 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 2021-ICFO-33981. 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 2021-ICFO-33981 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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