RE: FOIA request to Department of State:
To: John F. Hackett, Acting Director, Office of Information Programs and Services
515 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20522-8100
According the the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the number of cases of loss of citizenship (renunciation and relinquishment), as recorded in the Consular Workload and Statistics System (CWSS).
This should not be difficult to obtain the numbers and you should be able to respond very quickly because it’s an electronic database.
The best format is in an excel file, line by line, with one renunciant per line with data fields including at least: date, consular post, country, and designation as renunciation or relinquishment.
You may send an electronic file by mail, or it would be better to send the info in an attachment to an email to email@example.com.
The names should not be confidential as they are required to be published. However, if it should be determined to be confidential, the names could be redacted. However, again, there should not be a need to redact the names.
Please do not refer me to the Federal Register as that list is not comprehensive nor complete.
tip: the DOS congressional liaison (Scott Boswell, firstname.lastname@example.org) has access to this information.
Please immediately send confirmation that you have received this request and give a prognosis for fulfilling the request.