Note: this was communicated by the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) in response to TRAC's request for clarification concerning a claim made in ICE's response TRAC's press release of January 4, 2012.

Subject: Re: OGIS involvement in TRAC's May 17, 2010 FOIA request regarding immigration enforcement data
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:17:12 -0500
From: Kirsten Mitchell <>
To: Sue Long <>
CC: Karen Finnegan <>, Miriam Nisbet <>, David Burnham <>

Hi Sue,

The answer to your first question is yes, TRAC initiated OGIS Case No. 2011-0102.

The answer to your second question is no, TRAC always expressed a willingness to discuss the details of this case with ICE. ICE preferred that OGIS serve as a facilitator for communication with TRAC.

As I have previously advised, we are happy to discuss any aspect of this case with you and David at your convenience.

Kind regards,


Kirsten B. Mitchell
Facilitator, Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
National Archives & Records Administration