Organization Chart

Taylor Scott Amarel filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
Tracking #

COW2018000248

Due May 31, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain the full organization chart (and number of staff) for the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate office at the USCIS from January 1, 2016 to Present Day.

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,

Taylor Scott Amarel

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Taylor Amarel c/o MuckRock News

We have been asked to contact you by our program office in relation to your FOIA request. Their question is as follows:

Would you be happy with the total FDNS staffing numbers by division instead of the FDNS Organizational Charts that you requested. This information is readily available.

We look forward to your response. Thank you.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

Hello,

Thank you for your email. If an organization chart does not exist I am not asking you to create one - as that is not a right under FOIA. However, if a chart is already within your agencies records I would like a copy of the chart.

If there is no chart, I would like to receive the total FDNS staffing numbers.

Thank you! Happy Friday!

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

Hello, could you please provide an update to this request.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

To whom this may concern,

I believe there may be some confusion. On March 8, 2018 the USCIS sent me an email saying that they could provide me with the FDNS staffing numbers instead of an organization chart. I responded that I would like to receive a copy of the staffing numbers, however, I have not received any response to my request and over two months have surpassed.

Could you please provide me with the staffing numbers for the FDNS, thank you.

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov<http://www.uscis.gov>. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

Thank you, I hope that the wait time isn't too long.

By wording of the previous email and the use of the phrase: "This information is readily available." I thought I would have received the documents sooner.

Anyways, thank you for the update.

Best,
Taylor

Taylor Amarel c/o MuckRock News

We have been asked to contact you by our program office in relation to your FOIA request. Their question is as follows:

Would you be happy with the total FDNS staffing numbers by division instead of the FDNS Organizational Charts that you requested. This information is readily available.

We look forward to your response. Thank you.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The information is not the issue. We work on a first in/first out basis. Each case has to wait for its place in line to come up for processing. We will work your case as soon as it comes up. Thanks!

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov<http://www.uscis.gov<http://www.uscis.gov%3chttp:/www.uscis.gov>>. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

Dawn D. Horn
Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Dawn.D.Horn@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Office Phone: 816-350-5620
FAX: 816-350-5785
Telework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

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