Recalcitrant Countries, Mississippi Raid, and Amazon Contract

Jeremy Jong filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
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2020-ICAP-00488

Due Oct. 22, 2020
Est. Completion None
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From: Jeremy Jong


To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. A list of counties currently designated as uncooperative and recalcitrant for repatriation purposes
2. A list of counties currently designated as "at risk of non-compliance" or "AFON" for repatriation purposes
3. Total numbers of successful removals for each uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY2019
4. Total numbers of releases under orders of supervision for each uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY2019

5. Any communication to or from ICE officer Francisco Ayala containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019
6. Any communication to or from ICE New Orleans Field Office Director Trey Lund III containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019
7. Any communication to or from Scott Sutterfield containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019
8. Any communication to or from Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019
9. Any complaint regarding the conduct of ICE officer Francisco Ayala

10. Any contract or MOU between ICE and Amazon

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,

Jeremy Jong

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Submitted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 21:15
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Address 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 84731
Address 2: 411A Highland Ave
City: Somerville
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02144
Telephone Number: 617-299-1832
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. A list of counties currently designated as uncooperative and recalcitrant
for repatriation purposes
2. A list of counties currently designated as "at risk of non-compliance" or
"AFON" for repatriation purposes
3. Total numbers of successful removals for each uncooperative/recalcitrant
and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY2019
4. Total numbers of releases under orders of supervision for each
uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in
FY2019

5. Any communication to or from ICE officer Francisco Ayala containing the
keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or
"Canton" in FY2019
6. Any communication to or from ICE New Orleans Field Office Director Trey
Lund III containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch,"
"Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019
7. Any communication to or from Scott Sutterfield containing the keywords
"raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in
FY2019
8. Any communication to or from Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence
containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico,"
"Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019
9. Any complaint regarding the conduct of ICE officer Francisco Ayala

10. Any contract or MOU between ICE and Amazon

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,

Jeremy Jong

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From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

February 04, 2020 Jeremy Jong Muckrock 411A Highland Ave Dept MR 84731 Somerville, MA 84731 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2020-ICFO-20640
This e-mail is in regards to your December 26, 2019 ICE FOIA request for 1. A list of counties currently designated as uncooperative and recalcitrant for repatriation purposes2. A list of counties currently designated as "at risk of non-compliance" or "AFON" for repatriation purposes3. Total numbers of successful removals for each uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY20194. Total numbers of releases under orders of supervision for each uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY20195. Any communication to or from ICE officer Francisco Ayala containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019 6. Any communication to or from ICE New Orleans Field Office Director Trey Lund III containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY20197. Any communication to or from Scott Sutterfield containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" inFY20198. Any communication to or from Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY20199. Any complaint regarding the conduct of ICE officer Francisco Ayala10. Any contract or MOU between ICE and Amazon.
Aftercareful review of your FOIA request, we determined that your request is toobroad in scope, did not specifically identify the records which you areseeking, or only posed questions to the agency.  Records must be describedin reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiarwith the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burdenupon the agency.  For this reason, §5.3(b) of the DHS regulations, 6C.F.R. Part 5, require that you describe the records you are seeking with asmuch information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with areasonable amount of effort.  Whenever possible, a request should includespecific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name,author, recipients, and subject matter of the records, if known, or the ICEprogram office you believe created and/or controls the record. TheFOIA does not require an agency to create new records, answer questions posedby requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identifyspecific records. Pleaseresubmit your request containing a reasonable description of the records youare seeking.  Upon receipt of a perfected request, you will be advised asto the status of your request. Ifwe do not hear from you within 30 days from the date of this letter,we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the casewill be administratively closed.  Please be advised that this action isnot a denial of your request and will not preclude you from filing otherrequests in the future.

Sincerely,

ICE FOIA

From: Jeremy Jong

I hereby appeal the legality of the agency's withholding.

An agency must comply with a FOIA request by issuing a determination within 20 business days after receipt of the request. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i). The determination “must at least inform the requester of the scope of the documents that the agency will produce, as well as the scope of the documents that the agency plans to withhold under any FOIA exemptions.” Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Wash. v. Fed. Election Comm’n, 771 F.3d 180, 186 (D.C. Cir. 2013). An agency may be entitled to one ten-day extension of time to respond to a request if it provides written notice to the requester explaining that “unusual circumstances” exist
that warrant additional time. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). An agency must immediately notify the requester of its determination whether to comply with a request, and the reasons for it, and of the right of such person to appeal an adverse determination. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(ii)

Please process this appeal within the period allowed by law and remand to the agency for re-tasking and re-processing consistent with the Act.

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

**Please Do Not Respond Directly -This email has been sent on behalf of ice-foia@dhs.gov**

We have received your Freedom of Information Act request for appealing withholdings of1. A list of counties currently designated as uncooperative and recalcitrant for repatriation purposes2. A list of counties currently designated as "at risk of non-compliance" or "AFON" for repatriation purposes3. Total numbers of successful removals for each uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY20194. Total numbers of releases under orders of supervision for each uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY20195. Any communication to or from ICE officer Francisco Ayala containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019 6. Any communication to or from ICE New Orleans Field Office Director Trey Lund III containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY20197. Any communication to or from Scott Sutterfield containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" inFY20198. Any communication to or from Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY20199. Any complaint regarding the conduct of ICE officer Francisco Ayala10. Any contract or MOU between ICE and Amazon and have assigned it tracking number 2020-ICAP-00488. Please refer to the attached Acknowledgement Letter for more information.

ICE FOIA.

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Mr. Jong,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2020-ICAP-00488, for appealing withholdings of1. A list of counties currently designated as uncooperative and recalcitrant for repatriation purposes2. A list of counties currently designated as "at risk of non-compliance" or "AFON" for repatriation purposes3. Total numbers of successful removals for each uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY20194. Total numbers of releases under orders of supervision for each uncooperative/recalcitrant and at risk of non-compliance/AFON county in FY20195. Any communication to or from ICE officer Francisco Ayala containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY2019 6. Any communication to or from ICE New Orleans Field Office Director Trey Lund III containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY20197. Any communication to or from Scott Sutterfield containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" inFY20198. Any communication to or from Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence containing the keywords "raid," "targeted enforcement," "Koch," "Pico," "Morton," or "Canton" in FY20199. Any complaint regarding the conduct of ICE officer Francisco Ayala10. Any contract or MOU between ICE and Amazon is attached.

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Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

  • FOIA Appeal 2020-ICAP-00488, 2020-ICFO-20640 (Remand Search)1

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