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AFL filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2023-ICFO-02124

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: AFL

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records (a) containing the terms “Stephen Miller” or “Miller”; (b) referencing or regarding the retweeting of tweets from Stephen Miller (@StephenM), by @CBPWestTexas, on September 10, 2022, reading (1) “The media’s greatest power is its ability to frame what is a dire national crisis (eg “cops are racist” summer ‘20) and what is not. Biden’s eradication of our border means we are no longer a Republic—he’s ended nearly 250 years of constitutional government. The media is silent.” https://twitter.com/StephenM/status/1568600655287255040; and (2) “Violent criminals lay waste to our communities undisturbed while the immense power of the state is arrayed against those whose only crime is dissent. The law has been turned from a shield to protect the innocent into a sword to conquer them.” https://twitter.com/StephenM/status/1568372046228226048; and (c) referencing or regarding the retweets in the screenshot within this link: https://twitter.com/adam_wola/status/1568707766461530112
The date range for this request is September 9, 2022, to the present.
The custodians are:
- Chris Magnus — Commissioner
- Matthew Klein — Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Responsibility
- Landon Hutchens — Press Officer, El Paso Sector Headquarters

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,

AFL

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

October 27, 2022 MuckRock News DEPT MR 135758 263 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2023-ICFO-02124 Dear News: This acknowledges receipt of your October 27, 2022, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for records pertaining to "All records (a) containing the terms “Stephen Miller” or “Miller”; (b) referencing or regarding the retweeting of tweets from Stephen Miller (@StephenM), by @CBPWestTexas, on September 10, 2022, reading (1) “The media’s greatest power is its ability to frame what is a dire national crisis (eg “cops are racist” summer ‘20) and what is not. Biden’s eradication of our border means we are no longer a Republic—he’s ended nearly 250 years of constitutional government. The media is silent.” https://twitter.com/StephenM/status/1568600655287255040; and (2) “Violent criminals lay waste to our communities undisturbed while the immense power of the state is arrayed against those whose only crime is dissent. The law has been turned from a shield to protect the innocent into a sword to conquer them.” https://twitter.com/StephenM/status/1568372046228226048; and (c) referencing or regarding the retweets in the screenshot within this link: https://twitter.com/adam_wola/status/1568707766461530112 (see request for more details)..  Your request was received in this office on October 27, 2022. PLEASENOTE: Requesters seekingresponsive records from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) areencouraged to create a DHS FOIA Public Access Link (PAL) accountat: . Creating a PALaccount will allow you to directly submit your FOIA request to ICE and trackthe status of your request. In PAL, you can view your prior PAL submissions,sent correspondences, and responsive records. Although PAL is preferred, ICEFOIA will continue to accept FOIA requests via email at (https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/) https://foiarequest.dhs.gov or via regularmail at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Freedom ofInformation Act Office, 500 12 ICE-FOIA@ice.dhs.gov th St. SW, STOP 5009, Washington,DC 20536-5009. Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, ICE processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although ICE’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10-day extension of this time period. As your request seeks numerous documents that will necessitate a thorough and wide-ranging search, ICE will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If you care to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. FOR MEDIA REQUESTERS: Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations, as they apply to media requesters.  As a media requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free.  We will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before any further fees are accrued. We have queried the appropriate program offices within ICE for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2023-ICFO-02124. 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 2023-ICFO-02124 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, Marcus Francis, 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. (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status
Regards,

ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182
Visit our FOIA website at www.ice.gov/foia

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

MuckRock NewsThis letter is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), dated October 27, 2022 for records pertaining to "All records (a) containing the terms “Stephen Miller” or “Miller”; (b) referencing or regarding the retweeting of tweets from Stephen Miller (@StephenM), by @CBPWestTexas, on September 10, 2022, reading (1) “The media’s greatest power is its ability to frame what is a dire national crisis (eg “cops are racist” summer ‘20) and what is not. Biden’s eradication of our border means we are no longer a Republic—he’s ended nearly 250 years of constitutional government. The media is silent.” https://twitter.com/StephenM/status/1568600655287255040; and (2) “Violent criminals lay waste to our communities undisturbed while the immense power of the state is arrayed against those whose only crime is dissent. The law has been turned from a shield to protect the innocent into a sword to conquer them.” https://twitter.com/StephenM/status/1568372046228226048; and (c) referencing or regarding the retweets in the screenshot within this link: https://twitter.com/adam_wola/status/1568707766461530112 (see request for more details)..

DEPT MR 135758
263 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2023-ICFO-02124

Dear News:
After a careful review of your FOIA/PA request, we determined that the information you are seeking is not under the purview of ICE.
Accordingly, ICE is routing your FOIA request toCustoms and Border Protection (CBP). Upon receipt of your FOIA request, CBP will provide you with atracking number and respond directly to your request.
Did you know... that some records, such as entry/exit records, apprehensions at theborder or point of entry, and travel records, to include I-94 records, are onlyavailable from U.S. Customs and BorderProtection (CBP)? –please contact them directly. For A-file (Alien file) requests, or recordsregarding applications/petitions for relief, benefits, Asylees, credible fear,I-213 and removal orders, (these records are maintained in the A-file), pleasecontact USCISFOIA for more information. For visa records,such as DS-2019’s, go to U.S. Department of State and Travel.State.Gov for assistance.
Sincerely,

ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

On November 3, 2022, you were informed by ICE that our request was forwarded to U.S. Customs and Protection as the records you are requesting are not under the purview of ICE. Contact CBP for an update to your request.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

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