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OBP005209

From: SELF, JEFFREY D


To: AGUILAR, DAVID V; (b) (6)
Subject: FW: Important
Date: Monday, June 18, 2007 5:04:28 PM

Chiefs,

Just as a reminder, we did authorize SBInet to use BP resources to remove this barrier. This meeting
is starting to generate some high level attention. See below.

Jeff

From: GIDDENS, GREGORY [mailto:GREGORY.Giddens@dhs.gov]


Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 4:22 PM
To: (b) (6) Adams, Rowdy D; Self, Jeffrey D
Subject: Fw: Mtg on 28 Jun

Growing interest in our IBWC mtg next week.

We need to be well prepared.

Greg G

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From: Carlos Marin <carlosmarin@ibwc.state.gov>
To: GREGORY GIDDENS <GREGORY.Giddens@dhs.gov>
Sent: Mon Jun 18 16:11:30 2007
Subject: Re: Mtg on 28 Jun

Greg,
I am sure you have seen the article in the paper in the Lower Rio Grande newspaper which has a
heading of "IBWC Requesting DHS Pay for Levee Raising". I wish to inform you that this is not the
position that we are taking and that the information in that article was mis-quoted and misleading. I
did mention that we will be discussing this issue with you when we meet to identify the issues facing
IBWC. As you know, the media switches words around to make their story more sellable. I will clarify
this with them also.

Also, in further discussions with Congressman Cuellar, he wishes to talk to us both for a short while at
the start of our meeting scheduled for 3:30 Eastern Time (1:30 pm El Paso Time). We have the system
that will allow us to do so and we will coordinate that effort. Also, Senator Cornyn's office will be
sending a representative from the Lower Rio Grande to observe the meeting and report on the
understandings. This issue is getting hotter and requiring more attention by the minute. I hope these
arrangements do not present an inconvenience to you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to
call me at (b) (6)

Thanks
Carlos Marin
Commissioner

>>> "GIDDENS, GREGORY" <GREGORY.Giddens@dhs.gov> 6/16/2007 7:22 PM >>>


Roger.

Thanks much!
OBP005210

Greg G

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From: cmarin@ibwc.state.gov <cmarin@ibwc.state.gov>
To: GIDDENS, GREGORY <GREGORY.Giddens@dhs.gov>
Sent: Sat Jun 16 19:16:17 2007
Subject: Re: Mtg on 28 Jun

Thank you, we need start date, number and possible list of name of personnel. We will send IBWC
staff member to assure your crew has no problem.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

-----Original Message-----
From: "GIDDENS, GREGORY" <GREGORY.Giddens@dhs.gov>

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 15:00:44


To:<cmarin@ibwc.state.gov>
Subject: Re: Mtg on 28 Jun

We are running down enviro and any permitting steps. We need to do and should have details by
Tues/Wed.

We will have a crew standing by to start as soon as we clear any enviro or permitting issues.

Greg G

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From: GIDDENS, GREGORY
To: 'cmarin@ibwc.state.gov' <cmarin@ibwc.state.gov>
Sent: Sat Jun 16 06:52:20 2007
Subject: Re: Mtg on 28 Jun

Carlos,
Your office already contacted us and we are for the 26th.

Also, we will be ready to start removing the barrier in MX prior to the 26th. We will use Border Partrol
agents so we can get it done soonest.

What info do you need from me so you can get it cleared for us to go into MX to perform the work?

Hope all is well.

Greg G

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From: cmarin@ibwc.state.gov <cmarin@ibwc.state.gov>
To: GIDDENS, GREGORY <GREGORY.Giddens@dhs.gov>
Sent: Fri Jun 15 23:08:34 2007
Subject: Re: Mtg on 28 Jun

Can we have meeting on the 26. My schedule is changing daily.


Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

-----Original Message-----
From: "GIDDENS, GREGORY" <GREGORY.Giddens@dhs.gov>

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 06:44:03


To:"Carlos Marin" <carlosmarin@ibwc.state.gov>
Subject: Mtg on 28 Jun
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Carlos,
I believe we are set to meet on 28 Jun. I look forward to the session. I wanted to get your thoughts
on the following.

Perhaps we have an executive session on the afternoon of 27 Jun so we can update you and your staff
on our overall plans and progress relating to SBI/SBInet. This would set the framework for a more
detailed technical session on 28 Jun between our staffs. I see the need for us to have both kinds of
sessions - one at the leadership/program level and one at the more technical level.

Thoughts?

Greg G