References to specific immigration policy organizations

MF Hagen filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-ICFO-29910
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Completed

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From: MF Hagen

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request all records mentioning any of the following organizations/entities:

- Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
- Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
- Tanton Network
- NumbersUSA
- American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF)
- Voice of Citizens Together

You may limit your search to records created between 1 January 2010 and the date this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The availability of the requested records is in the public interest.

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,

MF Hagen

From: ICE-FOIA

Good morning,
ICE FOIA is currently working through entering a backlog of new request into our system. When your request is entered you will receive an acknowledgment e-mail along with a tracking number associated with your request.
Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: US DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Office

May 30, 2017 MF Hagen MuckRock DEPT MR 36132 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2017-ICFO-29910 Dear Hagen: This acknowledges receipt of your April 14, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all records mentioning any of the following organizations/entities:- Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)- Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)- Tanton Network- NumbersUSA- American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF)- Voice of Citizens Together(Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2010 To 5/30/2017).  Your request was received in this office on April 14, 2017. 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 2017-ICFO-29910. 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 2017-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 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
Regards,
ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182
Visit our FOIA website at
www.ice.gov/foia

From: US DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Office

May 30, 2017 MF Hagen MuckRock DEPT MR 36132 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2017-ICFO-29910 Dear Hagen: This acknowledges receipt of your April 14, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all records mentioning any of the following organizations/entities:- Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)- Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)- Tanton Network- NumbersUSA- American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF)- Voice of Citizens Together(Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2010 To 5/30/2017).  Your request was received in this office on April 14, 2017. After careful review of your FOIA request, we determined that your request is too broad in scope, did not specifically identify the records which you are seeking, or only posed questions to the agency.  Records must be described in reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency.  For this reason, §5.3(b) of the DHS regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, require that you describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with a reasonable amount of effort.  Whenever possible, a request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipients, and subject matter of the records, if known, or the ICE program office you believe created and/or controls the record. The FOIA does not require an agency to create new records, answer questions posed by requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identify specific records. Please resubmit your request containing a reasonable description of the records you are seeking.  Upon receipt of a perfected request, you will be advised as to the status of your request. If we do not hear from you within 10 days from the date of this letter, we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the case will be administratively closed.  Please be advised that this action is not a denial of your request and will not preclude you from filing other requests in the future. Your request has been assigned reference number 2017-ICFO-29910. 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 2016-ICFO-XXXXX or 2017-ICFO- (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status 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 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.
Sincerely,
ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182
Visit our FOIA website at www.ice.gov/foia

From: MF Hagen

I wish to narrow and clarify my request as follows. I request all records satisfying the following criteria:

1. They were created by ICE Management & Administration;
2. They pertain to "recruitment", "hiring", "personnel", "human capital", or similar programs/activities;
3. They mention any of the following organizations/entities:

- Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
- Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
- Tanton Network
- NumbersUSA
- American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF)
- Voice of Citizens Together

4. They were created on or after 1 January 2015.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The availability of the requested records is in the public interest.

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,

MF Hagen

From:

Hagen,
ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2017-ICFO-29910, for all records mentioning any of the following organizations/entities:- Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)- Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)- Tanton Network- NumbersUSA- American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF)- Voice of Citizens Together1. They were created by ICE Management & Administration;2. They pertain to "recruitment", "hiring", "personnel", "human capital", or similar programs/activities(Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2010 To 5/30/2017) 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.
Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

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