ICE MOUs/MOAs (Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles of Virginia.
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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs), Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), memoranda of agreement or other liaison, information sharing or prisoner/detainee transfer agreements or delegations of authority with or involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed or otherwise put into effect between March 1, 2003 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

>
> Ms. Best,
>>>
>>> The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) received your request
>>> for records pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on
>>> July 9, 2019. Specifically, you seek...
>>>
>>> 1. "Copies of any Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs), Memoranda of
>>> Understanding (MOUs), memoranda of agreement or other liaison, information
>>> sharing or prisoner/detainee transfer agreements or delegations of
>>> authority with or involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed or
>>> otherwise put into effect between March 1, 2003 and the present."
>>>
>>> In response to request number 1, a review of VA DMV's records showed the
>>> two attached Information Use Agreement's and Addendum's. Personal
>>> information is privileged pursuant to *Va. Code* ยง 46.2-208(A) and has
>>> been redacted. There is no fee for this information.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> April Rogers
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>>>> From: <requests@muckrock.com>
>>>> Date: Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 9:27 PM
>>>> Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: ICE MOUs/MOAs
>>>> (Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles)
>>>> To: <vivian.cheatham@dmv.virginia.gov>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
>>>> FOIA Office
>>>> P.O. Box 927412
>>>> Richmond, VA 23284
>>>>
>>>> July 8, 2019
>>>>
>>>> To Whom It May Concern:
>>>>
>>>> Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request
>>>> the following records:
>>>>
>>>> Copies of any Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs), Memoranda of Understanding
>>>> (MOUs), memoranda of agreement or other liaison, information sharing or
>>>> prisoner/detainee transfer agreements or delegations of authority with or
>>>> involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed or otherwise put into
>>>> effect between March 1, 2003 and the present.
>>>>
>>>> I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I
>>>> have previously written about the government and its activities, with some
>>>> reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation
>>>> of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In
>>>> addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available
>>>> through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock,
>>>> disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to
>>>> this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and
>>>> attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to
>>>> demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.
>>>>
>>>> As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by
>>>> reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be
>>>> waived.
>>>>
>>>> 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 5 business
>>>> days, as the statute requires.
>>>>
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>
>>>> Emma Best
>>>>
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