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DHS Daca Cvr Ltr

DHS Daca Cvr Ltr

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Date Created:April 22, 2013

Date Uploaded to the Library:February 20, 2014

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April 22, 2013 
Lisette Garcia 
Judicial Watch 
425 Third St, 
Suite 800 
Washington, District Columbia 20024 
Re:  2013-HQFO-00304 
Dear Ms. Garcia: 
This our first interim response your Freedom Information Act (FOIA) request the Department Homeland Security (DHS), dated January 2013, and your request for waiver all assessable FOIA fees.  You are seeking all records concerning, referring, relating interrupted mail service. The timeframe for this request January 21, 2009 through the inception the agency's search for responsive records this request. date, search for documents responsive your request produced total 379 pages. those pages, have determined that 302 pages the records are releasable their entirety, pages are partially releasable, and pages are withheld their entirety pursuant Title U.S.C.  552 (b)(5) and (b)(7)E), FOIA Exemptions b7(E). 
FOIA Exemption protects from disclosure those inter- intra-agency documents that are normally privileged the civil discovery context.  The three most frequently invoked privileges are the deliberative process privilege, the attorney work-product privilege, and the attorney-client privilege.  After carefully reviewing the responsive documents, determined that portions the responsive documents qualify for protection under the Deliberative Process Privilege.  The deliberative process privilege protects the integrity the deliberative decision-making processes within the agency exempting from mandatory disclosure opinions, conclusions, and recommendations included within inter-agency intra-agency memoranda letters.  The release this internal information would discourage the expression candid opinions and inhibit the free and frank exchange information among agency personnel.  
Exemption 7(E) protects records compiled for law enforcement purposes, the release which would disclose techniques and/or procedures for law enforcement investigations prosecutions, would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations prosecutions such disclosure could reasonably expected risk circumvention the law.   
You have right appeal the above withholding determination; however, request that you hold any appeals abeyance pending the issuance our final response.  Your agreement will have affect the adjudication your appeal.  Should you wish so, you must send your appeal and copy this letter, within days the date this letter, to:  Associate General Counsel (General Law), U.S. Department Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. 20528, following the procedures outlined the DHS regulations C.F.R.  5.9. Your envelope and letter should marked FOIA Appeal.  Copies the FOIA and DHS regulations are available 
Provisions the FOIA allow recover part the cost complying with your request. this instance, because you have been granted blanket waiver fees, there charge associated with this response. you need contact our office again about this matter, please refer 2013-HQFO-00304.  This office can reached 866-431-0486. 

 James Holzer 
 Disclosure and FOIA Operations 
Enclosure(s):  Responsive Documents, 355 pages