Operation Peter Pan

Paul Galante filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2018-04112

Due June 28, 2018
Est. Completion May 1, 2022
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Paul Galante


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records, including but not limited to: airgrams, cables, diplomatic papers, memorandums, and reports on Operation Peter Pan, a private effort organized by Bryan O. Walsh of the Catholic Welfare Bureau to temporarily relocate approximately 14,000 Cuban children between 1960 and 1962 to the United States. The children (known in the press as "Pedro Pans") would begin to be repatriated to Cuba starting in 1965.

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,

Paul Galante

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Galante,

This is in response to your fax transmitted on August 6, 2018 regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2018-04112. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request is pending processing. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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From: U.S. Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Galante,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2018-04112. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Galante,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2018-04112.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Galante,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2018-04112. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Galante,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2018-04112.

Your request is in process. You will be notified of the results of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly appreciate your continued patience.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Galante,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2018-04112.

Your request is in process. We will soon follow-up with your regarding request for an estimated date of completion in this case.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly appreciate your continued patience.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Galante,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA Act case control number (F-2018-04112).

Your request is in process. We will soon follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly appreciate your continued patience.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Paul M. Galante,

This is in response to your e-mail below concerning your Freedom of Information Act case control number F-2018-04112.

Your request is still in process. We will follow-up with our colleagues about your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

We truly appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at
202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Paul M. Galante,

This is in response to your email below concerning FOIA case control number F-2018-04112. We apologize for the delayed response. Your case is still in process and your request for an estimated date completion (EDC) has been noted. We will notify you as soon as an EDC has been determined for your case.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202)-261-8484, or fax us at (202)-261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov> .
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Galante,

This is in reference to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2018-04112. Your request is being processed. We will follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case as soon as it becomes available.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Galante,

You previously contacted the Department of State's FOIA Requester Service Center and requested an estimated date of completion (EDC) for your request Case Control Number F-2018-04112.

It has been determined that the EDC for this request is May 1, 2022. EDCs are estimates and are subject to change. Please be advised that the Department takes its FOIA responsibilities seriously and is processing your request as quickly as possible. If your request can be completed prior to the EDC, a response will be sent to you sooner.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding a FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, email address: ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone: (202) 741-5770; toll free number: 1-877-684-6448; facsimile: (202) 741-5769.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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