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FOI Request

US CIS FOIA manual

Requested by ShawnMusgrave on Oct. 2, 2013 for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of United States of America and fufilled on Dec. 4, 2013

Status: Completed


From Shawn Musgrave on Oct. 2, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

The manual that the US CIS FOIA office uses to process FOIA requests, or other guiding documentation/protocols if no manual exists.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Shawn Musgrave

 
From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Shawn Musgrave on Oct. 7, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

Acknowledgement Letter
Acknowledgement Letter
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From MuckRock.com to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Nov. 6, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 2, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #COW2013000752.

Thank you for your help.

 
From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Shawn Musgrave on Nov. 8, 2013:

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

Interim Response
Interim Response
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From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Shawn Musgrave on Dec. 4, 2013:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

Responsive Documents
Responsive Documents
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From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Shawn Musgrave on Dec. 4, 2013:

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

Cover Letter
Cover Letter
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From MuckRock.com to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Dec. 8, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 2, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #COW2013000752.

Thank you for your help.

 
From NRC, FOIASIG to Shawn Musgrave on Dec. 10, 2013:

Good morning,

The purpose of this message is to inform you that as of November 26, 2013 the response related to FOIA request COW2013000752 has been mailed to you. If you have not received the information requested feel free to contact this office and another package will be sent to you.
Regards,

Deon T. Austin
Government Information Specialist
DHS / USCIS / National Records Center
FOIA/ Significant Interest Group
(816) 350-5567
E-mail: Deon.Austin@dhs.gov 
SIG…fulfilling the promise of openness
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.

 
From Shawn Musgrave to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Dec. 10, 2013:

Hello,

We have not received the response. Please resend to:

MuckRock News
Dept MR6938
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

If possible, you may also send electronically to this email address.

Thank you.

 
  • Acknowledgement Letter
  • Interim Response
  • Cover Letter
  • Responsive Documents
 
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