Refusal of Entry - Raed Saleh

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the Transportation Security Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-TSFO-00255
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From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any TSA reports as well as communication with other agencies regarding the entry refusal of Raed Saleh, the head of Syria Civil Defense, who was refused entry into the country on April 20, 2016 at Washington’s Dulles International Airport.

This incident was widely reported. See for example: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/world/middleeast/leader-of-syria-rescue-group-arriving-in-us-for-award-is-refused-entry.html.

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,

Waqas Mirza

From:

Good Afternoon, Attached is our acknowledgment to your TSA FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the TSA reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 571-227-2300. Regards,
Regina McCoy
FOIA Branch Officer

From: Transportation Security Administration

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From:

Good Morning, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Transportation Security Administration

Good Morning, Attached is additional information to our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

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