Rafael Quintero (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Jefferson Morley filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
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From: Jefferson Morley

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of your agency's files on Rafael Quintero, aka Chi Chi Quintero, whose death was reported in the New York Times on Oct. 19, 2006. (See https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/19/obituaries/19quintero.html

Rafael Quintero Ibarbiawas born in Camaguey Cuba on Sept. 16, 1940.

As a 35 year veteran of Washington journalism, I request a fee waiver. The documents I seek concerns U.S. government operations and activities related to Cuba. Their disclosure is likely to contribute to understanding of these operations or activities and U.S.-Cuba Relations today. Specifically, disclosure will likely result in public understanding of CIA's role in U.S. -Cuba relations today.

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.


Jefferson Morley

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

December 17, 2018 JEFFERSON MORLEY MUCKROCK DEPT MR 65598 411A HIGHLAND AVE SOMERVILLE, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2019-ICFO-24617 Dear Mr. MORLEY: This acknowledges receipt of your December 13, 2018, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for A copy of your agency's files on RAFAEL QUINTERO aka CHI CHI QUINTERO DOB: 09/16/40 COB: CUBA, whose death was reported in the New York Times on Oct. 19, 2006. (See https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/19/obituaries/19quintero.html.  Your request was received in this office on December 17, 2018. 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 2019-ICFO-24617. 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 2019-ICFO-XXXXX 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
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement


ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2019-ICFO-24617, for A copy of your agency's files on RAFAEL QUINTERO aka CHI CHI QUINTERO DOB: 09/16/40 COB: CUBA, whose death was reported in the New York Times on Oct. 19, 2006. (See https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/19/obituaries/19quintero.html is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.


From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The password to open the responsive records delivered in a separate email for 2019-ICFO-24617 is listed below. If you do not receive the email containing the responsive documents within a reasonable timeframe please contact our office at .
Document Password: DH13tx0y
US DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Office

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A no responsive documents response.