State Department Report in Response to Executive Order 13780

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2017-15199
Due Oct. 4, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

According to a State Department cable released by Reuters on July 13th 2017: "In response to Executive Order (EO) 13780, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, has produced a report outlining what information is needed from every country in order to sufficiently vet the nationals of that country in order to obtain a visa, admission at a port of entry, or other immigration benefit. The report, which prioritizes country engagement based on certain risk factors, establishes standards related to (1) identity management and (2) information sharing on security and public safety threats."

I hereby request the aforementioned report produced by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence.

The Reuters report can be accessed here:

The State Department cable can be read in full here:

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.


Waqas Mirza

From: U.S. Department of State

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Dear Waqus Mirza ,

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