Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 14, 2018 | Updated: September 12, 2019

ICE in Buncombe County, NC 2

Sunshine Request,

Can you please direct this request to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency? For certain reasons I do not wish to provide them with my name, email, and contact information. It is very important to my family and community.

What is the total cost this year of ICE operations in Buncombe County. Please include salaries, equipment, vehicle expenses like gas, and especially bribes to informants. For all 2017 and 2018 YTD.

Thank you for your assistance.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the long delay in sending this request. The message sent to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. (ICE) will be as follows:

Subject: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

Message: “Hello. I’d like to know what is the total cost of all ICE operations in Buncombe County, NC for all of FY 2017 and 2018? Please provide in a machine readable format if possible. This information should include salaries, equipment, vehicle expenses like gas, and especially bribes to informants. For all 2017 and 2018 YTD. Thank you for your assistance!”

Status: Clarification Requested

Activity:

  • September 12, 2019 11:39 am

    5 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 12, 2019, 11:39 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE-FOIA,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on our email from two weeks ago to see if there was any update?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 30, 2019 3:22 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 30, 2019, 3:22 PM

     

    Good afternoon ICE FOIA,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    Our site is an anonymous form we created to help citizens more easily access public records. As it is an anonymous form, we are unable to provide any additional information about the request, other than what has been received on our site.

     

    We do not know what the correct “branch” or “component” of ICE is that the request should be routed to.

     

    Is it possible that you can just route this to whatever branch of ICE you determine is appropriate (whether that’s “Homeland Security Investigations” or “Enforcement and Removal Operations”)?

     

    If this not clear, and it’s possible that both branches may have the requested information, then please route the request to both departments. Alternatively, if the request cannot be processed without that clarification, then please let us know and we will indicated this for the sender on our site and can mark the request as “Complete”.

     

    Just to restate, the request was for:

     

    Subject: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Message: “Hello. I’d like to know what is the total cost of all ICE operations in Buncombe County, NC for all of FY 2017 and 2018? Please provide in a machine readable format if possible. This information should include salaries, equipment, vehicle expenses like gas, and especially bribes to informants. For all 2017 and 2018 YTD. Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • August 26, 2019 11:52 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2019, 11:52 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good morning,

     

    In response to your question, ” Can you please clarify what component means”, we are asking if you are requesting records from “Homeland Security Investigations” or “Enforcement and Removal Operations”. We apologize for the confusion and appreciate your patience.

     

    Respectfully,

     

    ICE FOIA


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • August 26, 2019 11:52 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2019, 11:52 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE-FOIA,

     

    Have you received our clarification email from August 15th? It was sent in regard to your email on August 14th which said:

     

    “Greetings, An e-mail seeking clarification related to your FOIA request was sent to you on July 23, 2019. ICE FOIA has not received a response, which is required for us to proceed with your request. Are you still interested in the information being requested?”

     

    Our clarification email in reply then said:

     

    “Good afternoon ICE-FOIA,

     

    We received that clarification email and have since replied to it twice with no response. Our replies and the dates that they were sent are pasted below:

     

    ———————————————–

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 25, 2019, 3:08 PM
    subject: Re: ICE Clarification Request FOIA Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    Good afternoon ICE FOIA,

     

    Thank you for your reply here. Can you please clarify what you mean by: “please state from which component would you like information.”

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request

     

    ———————————————–

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 2, 2019, 12:27 PM
    subject: Re: ICE Clarification Request FOIA Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    Good afternoon ICE FOIA,

     

    We do not know what is meant by “please state from which component would you like information.” Can you please clarify what “component” means?

     

    We assume that you’re saying there’s some “branch” or “component” of ICE that we’re supposed to know where to address this request to. However, we don’t have any additional information than what we’ve provided. Can you please clarify what you mean, and if possible just route this request to the correct branch – if that’s what you’re asking?

     

    ———————————————–

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request”

     

    Can you please confirm you’ve received our clarification email and provide assistance?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • August 15, 2019 3:30 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 15, 2019, 3:30 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE-FOIA,

    We received that clarification email and have since replied to it twice with no response. Our replies and the dates that they were sent are pasted below:

     

    ———————————————–

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 25, 2019, 3:08 PM
    subject: Re: ICE Clarification Request FOIA Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    Good afternoon ICE FOIA,

     

    Thank you for your reply here. Can you please clarify what you mean by: “please state from which component would you like information.”

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request

     

    ———————————————–

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 2, 2019, 12:27 PM
    subject: Re: ICE Clarification Request FOIA Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    Good afternoon ICE FOIA,

     

    We do not know what is meant by “please state from which component would you like information.” Can you please clarify what “component” means?

     

    We assume that you’re saying there’s some “branch” or “component” of ICE that we’re supposed to know where to address this request to. However, we don’t have any additional information than what we’ve provided. Can you please clarify what you mean, and if possible just route this request to the correct branch – if that’s what you’re asking?

     

    ———————————————–

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • August 14, 2019 3:24 pm

    1 month ago

    from: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 14, 2019, 3:24 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Greetings,

     

    An e-mail seeking clarification related to your FOIA request was sent to you on July 23, 2019. ICE FOIA has not received a response, which is required for us to proceed with your request. Are you still interested in the information being requested?

     

    Sincerely,
    ICE FOIA


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • August 2, 2019 12:27 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 2, 2019, 12:27 PM
    subject: Re: ICE Clarification Request FOIA Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    Good afternoon ICE FOIA,

     

    We do not know what is meant by “please state from which component would you like information.” Can you please clarify what “component” means?

     

    We assume that you’re saying there’s some “branch” or “component” of ICE that we’re supposed to know where to address this request to. However, we don’t have any additional information than what we’ve provided. Can you please clarify what you mean, and if possible just route this request to the correct branch – if that’s what you’re asking?

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 25, 2019 3:08 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 25, 2019, 3:08 PM
    subject: Re: ICE Clarification Request FOIA Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    Good afternoon ICE FOIA,

     

    Thank you for your reply here. Can you please clarify what you mean by: “please state from which component would you like information.”

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 23, 2019 3:05 pm

    1 month ago

    from: [email protected]
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 23, 2019, 7:01 AM
    subject: ICE Clarification Request FOIA Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    RE: ICE FOIA Case Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    This e-mail is in regards to your March 12, 2019 ICE FOIA request for total cost of all ICE operations in Buncombe County, NC for all of FY 2017 and 2018? Please provide in a machine readable format if possible. This information should include salaries, equipment, vehicle expenses like gas, and especially bribes to informants. For all 2017 and 2018 YTD..

     

    In conducting a search for responsive records, the ICE FOIA office has determined that further clarification is needed regarding your request. Could you please state from which component would you like information. Please provide the ICE FOIA office with a response as soon as possible to avoid any further delay in the processing of your request. If a response is not received within 30 days, your request will be administratively closed.

     

    Sincerely,
    ICE FOIA


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 16, 2019 1:56 pm

    2 months ago

    from: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 16, 2019, 1:56 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    We do apologize but we are unable to provide a timeline on completion of your request. 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 FOIA


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 10, 2019 4:49 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 10, 2019, 4:49 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE,

     

    Wanted to follow up again on this request to see if there was any update
    to report.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 1, 2019 4:37 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 1, 2019, 4:37 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE,

     

    We appreciate your update from two weeks ago letting us know the search for responsive documents is still in process. Is there anyway that you could provide us with a rough timeline on when you think the request will be completed? When you let us know, we will not follow up again until the time you specify.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 19, 2019 9:53 am

    2 months ago

    from: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 19, 2019, 9:53 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good morning,

     

    The search for responsive documents is still in process. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of release. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

     

    Sincerely,

    ICE FOIA


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 13, 2019 1:46 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 13, 2019, 1:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE,

     

    Can you please reply and let us know the status of this records request?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 6, 2019 5:31 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 6, 2019, 5:31 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE,

     

    Following up on our email from 9 days ago. Could you please respond?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 28, 2019 4:47 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: May 28, 2019, 4:47 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE,

     

    We just checked the status of our request and it stated that the estimated delivery date of the files requested would be on 05/07/2019. It is now almost June, is there any update you can provide?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 16, 2019 4:06 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: May 16, 2019, 4:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on this request again to see if there was any update?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 8, 2019 11:59 am

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    date: May 8, 2019, 11:59 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon ICE,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on this request to see if there was any update?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 12, 2019 8:54 am

    5 months ago

    from: ICE-FOIA <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 12, 2019, 8:54 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good morning,

     

    In regards to 2019-ICFO-33140, we have queried the appropriate component of DHS for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

     

    Sincerely,
    ICE FOIA


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 5, 2019 2:38 pm

    5 months ago

    from: [email protected]
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 4, 2019, 2:38 PM
    subject: ICE FOIA Request 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    RE: ICE FOIA Case Number 2019-ICFO-33140

     

    Dear Request:

     

    This acknowledges receipt of your March 12, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for total cost of all ICE operations in Buncombe County, NC for all of FY 2017 and 2018? Please provide in a machine readable format if possible. This information should include salaries, equipment, vehicle expenses like gas, and especially bribes to informants. For all 2017 and 2018 YTD.. Your request was received in this office on April 04, 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 non-commercial requesters. As a non-commercial requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free, as are the first two hours of search time, after which you will pay the per quarter-hour rate ($4.00 for clerical personnel, $7.00 for professional personnel, $10.25 for managerial personnel) of the searcher. 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-33140. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. To check the status of an ICE FOIA/PA request, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status. Please note that to check the status of a request, you must enter the 2019-ICFO-33140 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 i[email protected], 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 [email protected]; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

     

    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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 22, 2019 4:04 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Mar 22, 2019, 4:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good Afternoon ICE,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on this request!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 12, 2019 11:45 am

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Mar 12, 2019, 11:45 AM
    subject: Records Request: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good Afternoon ICE,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We received a request for information that may be available in your office. If there’s another party that we should be contacting about this request then please let us know.

     

    Here are the details sent by the requester:

     

    Subject: ICE in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Message:

     

    “Hello. I’d like to know what is the total cost of all ICE operations in Buncombe County, NC for all of FY 2017 and 2018? Please provide in a machine readable format if possible. This information should include salaries, equipment, vehicle expenses like gas, and especially bribes to informants. For all 2017 and 2018 YTD. Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • June 14, 2018 6:29 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending