“Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.
A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. You can also specify the format in which you wish to receive the records (for example, printed or electronic form).
Agencies typically process requests in the order of receipt. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending at the agency. A simple request can be processed faster by the agency than one that is complex. Simple requests are typically more targeted and seek fewer pages of records. Complex requests typically seek a high volume of material or require additional steps to process such as the need to search for records in multiple locations. The agency’s FOIA Requester Service Center is available to assist you with any questions about the status of your request or any steps you can take to receive a quicker response.”
Where we can to make a FOIA request for you?
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
CUSTOM BORDER PROTECTION