Records of Travel, Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (May 15, 1937 – March 23, 2022)

T. McElwee filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking #

CBP-AP-2022-068310

CBP-2022-057546

Status
Completed

Communications

From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records of travel (including any border crossings, records of referral to secondary screening, etc.) as well as any and Customs declarations for the individual named below (with identifying information)

Full name: Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright
AKA: Madeleine Albright
DOB: May 15, 1937
POB: Smíchov district Prague, Czechoslovakia

Ms. Albright is deceased. Please find proof of death attached. By precedent, privacy interests are considered diminished. Records should be released in the overwhelming public interest as Ms. Albright was well known as the 64th United States Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001.

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,

T. McElwee

  • Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour.pdf

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=CBP-2022-057546&type=request)

* Tracking Number: CBP-2022-057546
* Requester Name:
T. McElwee
* Date Submitted: 03/24/2022
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records of travel (including any border crossings, records of referral to secondary screening, etc.) as well as any and Customs declarations for the individual named below (with identifying information)

Full name: Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright
AKA: Madeleine Albright
DOB: May 15, 1937
POB: Smíchov district Prague, Czechoslovakia

Ms. Albright is deceased. Please find proof of death attached. By precedent, privacy interests are considered diminished. Records should be released in the overwhelming public interest as Ms. Albright was well known as the 64th United States Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001.

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,

T. McElwee

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

T. McElwee
N/A
MuckRock News DEPT MR 126703
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144-2516
04/12/2022
CBP-2022-057546
Dear T. McElwee,
We are in receipt of your FOIA request CBP-2022-057546 for CBP maintained records. Specifically you asked for To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: Records of travel (including any border crossings, records of referral to secondary screening, etc.) as well as any and Customs declarations for the individual named below (with identifying information) Full name: Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright AKA: Madeleine Albright DOB: May 15, 1937 POB: Smíchov district Prague, Czechoslovakia Ms. Albright is deceased. Please find proof of death attached. By precedent, privacy interests are considered diminished. Records should be released in the overwhelming public interest as Ms. Albright was well known as the 64th United States Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. 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, T. McElwee Attachments: https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_composer_attachments/LXHXZZTVENTLKU/106910/Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour.pdf Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
Pursuant to 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.3(b) of the DHS FOIA regulations, you must describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search of appropriate systems of records can find them with a reasonable amount of effort. Your FOIA request has been closed as insufficient for one or more of the following reasons:
____Your FOIA request was reviewed as a third party request and did not include authorization that information on this individual or business, can be released to you.  Due to privacy concerns, CBP cannot confirm or deny the existence of records on this individual or business.  If you wish to receive records on this individual or business, please resubmit your request and include a signed G-28 or G-639 form, or a signed statement from the individual verifying that his/her information may be released to you. Or, if requesting records pertaining to a business or company, a signed statement on company letterhead.
____    Your request did not include a date of birth.
____    Your request did not include proof of identity
____    Your request did not include a full name (and aliases as appropriate) of the individual in which you are seeking records
__X__ Your request did not include a death certificate (or other proof that the subject is deceased)
____    Your request did not include a clear and detailed description of the records being requested. Please be advised that the FOIA does not require federal agencies to answer inquiries or create records in response to a FOIA request, but rather is limited to requiring agencies to provide access to reasonably described, nonexempt records.   As you have failed to reasonably describe the records you are seeking, your request is not a perfected request, and we are unable to initiate a search for responsive records.
Please resubmit your FOIA request, along with the required information, by logging into your existing FOIAonline account or go to https://foiaonline.gov to create an account. (https://foiaonline.gov)
Sincerely,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

T. McElwee
N/A
MuckRock News DEPT MR 126703
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144-2516
04/12/2022
CBP-2022-057546
Dear T. McElwee,
We are in receipt of your FOIA request CBP-2022-057546 for CBP maintained records. Specifically you asked for To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: Records of travel (including any border crossings, records of referral to secondary screening, etc.) as well as any and Customs declarations for the individual named below (with identifying information) Full name: Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright AKA: Madeleine Albright DOB: May 15, 1937 POB: Smíchov district Prague, Czechoslovakia Ms. Albright is deceased. Please find proof of death attached. By precedent, privacy interests are considered diminished. Records should be released in the overwhelming public interest as Ms. Albright was well known as the 64th United States Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. 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, T. McElwee Attachments: https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_composer_attachments/LXHXZZTVENTLKU/106910/Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour.pdf Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
Pursuant to 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.3(b) of the DHS FOIA regulations, you must describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search of appropriate systems of records can find them with a reasonable amount of effort. Your FOIA request has been closed as insufficient for one or more of the following reasons:
____Your FOIA request was reviewed as a third party request and did not include authorization that information on this individual or business, can be released to you.  Due to privacy concerns, CBP cannot confirm or deny the existence of records on this individual or business.  If you wish to receive records on this individual or business, please resubmit your request and include a signed G-28 or G-639 form, or a signed statement from the individual verifying that his/her information may be released to you. Or, if requesting records pertaining to a business or company, a signed statement on company letterhead.
____    Your request did not include a date of birth.
____    Your request did not include proof of identity
____    Your request did not include a full name (and aliases as appropriate) of the individual in which you are seeking records
__X__ Your request did not include a death certificate (or other proof that the subject is deceased)
____    Your request did not include a clear and detailed description of the records being requested. Please be advised that the FOIA does not require federal agencies to answer inquiries or create records in response to a FOIA request, but rather is limited to requiring agencies to provide access to reasonably described, nonexempt records.   As you have failed to reasonably describe the records you are seeking, your request is not a perfected request, and we are unable to initiate a search for responsive records.
Please resubmit your FOIA request, along with the required information, by logging into your existing FOIAonline account or go to https://foiaonline.gov to create an account. (https://foiaonline.gov)
Sincerely,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-2022-057546 has been processed with the following final disposition: Improper FOIA Request for Other Reasons.

From: T. McElwee

I hereby APPEAL the agency's 4/12/2022 determination in FOIA request CBP-2022-057546.

This determination falsely states I did not provide proof of death. In fact, I attached an announcement of death from Associated Press via the PBS News Hour.

That proof of death is attached to this appeal, as well as an updated version.

My prayer for relief is that the agency fulfill the request as originally stated.

-T. McElwee

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  • Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour.pdf

From: T. McElwee

I hereby APPEAL the agency's 4/12/2022 determination in FOIA request CBP-2022-057546.

This determination falsely states I did not provide proof of death. In fact, I attached an announcement of death from Associated Press via the PBS News Hour.

That proof of death is attached to this appeal, as well as an updated version.

My prayer for relief is that the agency fulfill the request as originally stated.

-T. McElwee

  • Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour_LQ0ZkgN.pdf

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

T. McElwee:
Your letter dated April 13, 2022, was received in this office on April 20, 2022, wherein you appeal FOIA Division's determination under tracking number CBP-2022-057546. The tracking number assigned to your appeal is CBP-AP-2022-068310. Your appeal will be assigned to a member of the Appeals Office for processing.
Sincerely,
Lynette Carter, FOIA Appeals

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-AP-2022-068310 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely Reversed/Remanded.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by [FOIAONLINE_HOME]. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor.

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  • 03/23/2022

    Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour.pdf

  • 04/12/2022

    Insufficient request notice Letter

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    Insufficient request notice Letter

  • 04/12/2022

    Insufficient request notice 2022-04-12 090458 Letter

  • 04/13/2022

    Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour.pdf

  • 04/13/2022

    Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour_Qeyrkqt.pdf

  • 04/13/2022

    Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour_LQ0ZkgN.pdf

  • 04/13/2022

    Madeleine_Albright_1st_female_U.S._secretary_of_state_dies_at_84___PBS_NewsHour_Qeyrkqt_4bRloQe.pdf

  • 05/31/2022

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  • 05/31/2022

    Response CBP-AP-2022-068310

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