FOIA Request: Texas Impact (Austin)

FOIA request letter. Issue: Border Patrol and CBP to learn more about its “BOCAR” SWAT teams deployed to sanctuary cities


Freddy Martinez
1612 K Street NW Suite 600
Washington DC 20002

ICE
ATTN: Freedom of Information Act Office
Washington DC

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I request a copy of the following records. Over the weekend of February 16th, 2020, hundreds of Customs and Border Patrol / Border Patrol officers where deployed across the country. (Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/Border-Patrol-ICE-Sanctuary-Cities.html)

Therefore, I request a copy of the following:

  • Any budgets, expense reports, invoices or similar related to the operation.
  • Correspondence, including emails, text messages, memos, and notes between Lawrence Payne, a spokesperson for CBP, his staff and other CBP officers for the public statements of the operation.
  • Correspondence, including emails, text messages, memos, and notes between Lawrence Payne, a spokesperson for CBP, and other officials at DHS for the public statements of the operation.
  • Correspondence, including emails, text messages, memos, and notes between Lawrence Payne, a spokesperson for CBP, and other officials at any other agency for the planning of the operation.
  • Correspondence, including emails, text messages, memos, and notes between Matthew T. Albence, and Lawrence Payne.
  • For the specific deployment of BORTAC agents into the interior on the weekend of Feb 14th, 2020 we request a copy of any planning guide, operational reports, or similar documents.
  • Any planning documents related to arrests, detentions or other immigration enforcement action.
  • Any specific quotas per city for the same.


Please search for records related to BORTAC agents deployed to the following cities Chicago, New York San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, N.J. Please be aware that this request is being made for a non-commercial purpose. We request expedited processing for this request. We ask for all records to be sent to us in their original format or electronically where available. Please do not hesitate to contact me about the scope of this request or with any questions about it.

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