|Submitted||April 21, 2019|
|Due||May 17, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
All emails sent to, from, or copied to William Griffen (Supervisory Special Agent Greater San Diego Area) from January 1, 2018 to Present Day containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5", "Amarel", "Whistleblower", "stephen miller", "broken families", "resignation", "kushner", or "family separation".
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.
Taylor Amarel Scott
May 07, 2019 Taylor Scott MuckRock News DEPT MR 72079 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE: ICE FOIA Case Number 2019-ICFO-37256 Dear Mr. Scott: This acknowledges receipt of your April 21, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all emails sent to, from, or copied to William Griffen (Supervisory Special Agent Greater San Diego Area) from January 1, 2018 to Present Day containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5", "Amarel", "Whistleblower", "stephen miller", "broken families", "resignation", "kushner", or "family separation". Your request was received in this office on April 21, 2019. 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 2019-ICFO-37256. 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 2019-ICFO-37256 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
ICE FOIA Office
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Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Visit our FOIA website at www.ice.gov/foia
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
In regards to your request 2019-ICFO-37256, it is currently in the queue to be processed by an analyst. Requests are processed on a first in, first out basis and timing can vary greatly depending on the volume of responsive documents received. Thank you for your continued patience.
ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2019-ICFO-37256, for all emails sent to, from, or copied to William Griffen (Supervisory Special Agent Greater San Diego Area) from January 1, 2018 to Present Day containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5", "Amarel", "Whistleblower", "stephen miller", "broken families", "resignation", "kushner", or "family separation" is attached.
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.
Taylor Amarel Scott