Removal of "courtesy language" from denials of USCIS immigration benefits

Matt Cameron filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
Due Jan. 23, 2019
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Matt Cameron

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all policy memoranda, emails, or other internal communications regarding removal of "courtesy language" from USCIS denials--specifically the expressions "we regret to inform you" and "thank you for filing."

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,

Matt Cameron

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mr. Cameron,

I have found no record of receiving your original request. I will have your request created off of this email chain. If you can provide the original email from December, showing the To:/From: headers, I will be happy to have your request back dated to that date.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Matt Cameron,

We are in receipt of your FOIA request emailed January 25, 2019.

Attached is your Acknowledgment Letter.
Regards,
Justin S. Ballmer
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
150 NW Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
justin.s.ballmer@uscis.dhs.gov

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Matt Cameron,

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline, at . Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.
Regards,
Justin S. Ballmer
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
150 NW Space Center Loop
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
justin.s.ballmer@uscis.dhs.gov

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

I am providing you with a link to check your status online. You may check the status of your FOIA request at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/foia-request-status-check-average-processing-times/check-status-foia-requestonline,. Click on "FOIA Request Status Check" located on the left side of the web page under "Other Services", and follow the instructions. By checking your status online, this frees up our staff to process pending requests.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

In order to check the status of your FOIA request please access the below hyperlink and type in your case number. Your case number is in the acknowledgement letter we mailed to you.

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Thank you,

FOIA staff

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Your request is currently:

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You may check the status of your request at time by going to the following website: https://first.uscis.gov/#/check-status.

Karl Bloom
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA Division
National Records Center
150 Space Center Loop, Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Immigration Records and Identity Services (IRIS)
(816) 350-5621
e-mail: karl.d.bloom@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:karl.d.bloom@uscis.dhs.gov>

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WARNING This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the originator for disposition instructions.

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