Vigilant Solutions (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request Vigilant Solutions
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From: Matthew Hoppock

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. All contracts, invoices, purchase orders, and memoranda of understanding between the agency and Vigilant Solutions between 1 January 2015 and the date this request is processed
2. Records sufficient to show how/from where the funding for Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers was acquired
3. Emails between agency employees and any domains ending in or

As the FOIA requires, please release all reasonably segregable nonexempt portions of documents.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, the requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. In fact, I have no financial interest at all in the release of these records. I intend to share these records publicly for no charge through news-based reporting as well as on my blog. To the extent that you conclude a fee would be applicable for searching or duplication, I request a waiver of all fees for this request, because the request for a non-commercial purpose by a member of the news media.

If you deny my request for a fee waiver, please inform me before processing my request. If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact me at this e-mail address. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. I look forward to receiving your response within the twenty day statutory time period. Thank you for your consideration of this request.


Matthew Hoppock

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

June 04, 2018 Matthew Hoppock MuckRock DEPT MR 54962 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2018-ICFO-39920 Dear Mr. Hoppock: This acknowledges receipt of your May 28, 2018, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for 1. All contracts, invoices, purchase orders, and memoranda of understanding between the agency and Vigilant Solutions between 1 January 2015 and the date this request is processed2. Records sufficient to show how/from where the funding for Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers was acquired3. Emails between agency employees and any domains ending in or  Your request was received in this office on May 28, 2018. 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. 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 2018-ICFO-39920. 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-XXXXX 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, call toll free (866) 633-1182, or you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Fernando Pineiro, 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; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (
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
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From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (