Thomas Homan EB-5 Emails

Taylor S. Amarel filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2018-ICFO-33612

Due May 30, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Taylor S. Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Thomas Homan (Acting/Former-Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement) that contain any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings "EB-5", "Amarel", "Kushner", or "EB5" from January 1, 2016 to Present Day.

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,

Taylor S. Amarel

From: Taylor S. Amarel

Hi, any update on this request which was sent about a year ago?

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Good afternoon,

I am currently showing that there is no record of your request in our system. Please re-submit the request. Once your case is input into the system, you will receive an acknowledgement letter and be assigned a case number you may use to track the status. We do apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience.

Respectfully,

ICE FOIA

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

June 06, 2019 TAYLOR AMAREL MUCKROCK DEPT MR 52991 411A HIGHLAND AVE SOMERVILLE, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2018-ICFO-33612
This e-mail is in regards to your May 01, 2018 ICE FOIA request for all emails sent to, from, or copied to THOMAS HOMAN (Acting/Former-Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement) that contain any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings "EB-5", "Amarel", "Kushner", or "EB5".

In conducting a search for responsive records, the ICE FOIA office has determined that further clarification is needed regarding your request.  We would like to discuss the categories of potentially responsive documents that have been located.  Please call the ICE FOIA Office at 202-732-3108; if we do not answer, please leave a message with a phone number we can reach you at to discuss further and to avoid any further delay in the processing of your request. If a response is not received within 30 days, your request will be administratively closed.

Sincerely,

ICE FOIA

From: Taylor S. Amarel

Hello, I am currently abroad and unable to call.

I'm happy to respond via email though.

For your reference, you may ignore emails that are newsletters, spam, or junk mail.

Could you please let me know how many email records matched the initial search query?

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Good morning,

In regard to 2018-ICFO-33612, we have queried the appropriate component of DHS for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

October 10, 2019 TAYLOR AMAREL MUCKROCK DEPT MR 52991 411A HIGHLAND AVE SOMERVILLE, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2018-ICFO-33612 Dear Mr. AMAREL: This acknowledges receipt of your May 01, 2018, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all emails sent to, from, or copied to THOMAS HOMAN (Acting/Former-Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement) that contain any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings "EB-5", "Amarel", "Kushner", or "EB5".  Your request was received in this office on May 01, 2018. By letter, dated May 01, 2018, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we could encounter some delay in processing your request. We sincerely apologize for the delay and any inconvenience it may have caused. However, we want to let you know that we have been making earnest and diligent efforts to reduce the backlog of cases, and that your file is scheduled to be reviewed in the near future. Before we begin the time-consuming review process, we want to ensure that you are still interested in continuing the processing of this request. Please indicate your continued interest in pursuing these records within 30 business days from the date of this letter, or we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the case will be administratively closed.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2018-ICFO-33612. 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 2018-ICFO-33612 (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status 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.
Regards,

ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
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Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182
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