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
Status
Awaiting Response

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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: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-travelban-exclusive-idUSKBN19Y2I9.

The State Department cable can be read in full here: http://live.reuters.com/Event/Live_US_Politics/1012197528.

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: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Waqus Mirza ,

This is a follow-up to your fax concerning case control F-2017-15199.

Your FOIA request is pending processing in the Statutory Compliance and Research Branch. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 13,000 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

We will get back to you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

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From: U.S. Department of State

Mr./Ms. Waqus Mirza,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15199.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your request is pending processing. As soon as it becomes available, you will be notified of the results of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 12,100 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

L. Temple
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Mirza,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15199.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request is in process. There is no new information to report since our November 14 email to you regarding the status of this request. As soon as it becomes available, you will be notified of the results of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,300 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Mirza,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15199.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,800 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Mirza,

Your FOIA request is pending processing. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Mirza,
This is in response to your email dated March 19, 2018 and regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15199. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. Your request is being processed as a part of this project. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Mirza,
This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15199.
The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.
As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484 tel:(202)261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Mirza,

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,

FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Mirza,
The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Waqas Mirza,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated July 24, 2018, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request for case control number
F-2017-15199.

The Department of State's electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Waqas Mirza,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F- F-2017-15199. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Waqas Mirza,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15199. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Waqas Mirza,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15199.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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