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The USCIS Electronic Reading Room provides access to information identified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). We will update the Electronic Reading Room when documents are requested 3 or more times, or when we proactively identify documents likely requested for release.

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Spring 2019 Immigration Law Nationwide (IMMLAW) Conference (PDF, 49 KB)
April 15, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) participated at the Spring 2019 IMMLAW Conference to give a presentation on updates on Field Office Operations and to present on updates on Service Center Operations on April 15, 2019, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Eastern).
DACA - Senator Harris (PDF, 23.16 MB)
Correspondence regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and advanced parole.
EB-5 program - Chairman Grassley (PDF, 626 KB)
Correspondence regarding the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization rule (RIN 1615-AC07).
Processing Delays - Representative Garcia (PDF, 1.74 MB)
Correspondence regarding the growth in processing delays, statistics from FY 14 through FY 18, and steps to reduce and eliminate the backlog.
H-1B - Dr. Upton (PDF, 1.03 MB)
Correspondence regarding a shortage of pathologists and non-physician laboratory professionals and new USCIS policy memoranda.
Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status (PDF, 257 KB)
Contains data on T-1 applications filed from FY 2008-2018 by nationality and whether these applications were approved, denied, admin closed or remain pending.
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, Granted applications for H-4 holders (XLSX, 16 KB)
Contains data on granted applications for employment authorization for H-4 holders for FY 2015-2019 (as of March 29, 2019). Number of Individuals with initial filings, replacements and renewal filings by country of birth.
March 2019 FOIA Log (PDF, 9.04 MB)
Refugee travel document requirement (PDF, 91 KB)
USCIS-DOS National Immigration and Consular Affairs Conference for Congressional Staff (PDF, 131 KB)
Closing remarks from Director Cissna at the USCIS-DOS National Immigration and Consular Affairs Conference on March 15, 2019.
H-1B Filing Tips and Understanding Requests for Evidence (RFEs) (PDF, 629 KB)
USCIS Teleconference on Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A (PDF, 168 KB)
February 2019 FOIA Log (XLS, 1.51 MB)
H-1B - Mr. Corley (PDF, 1.58 MB)
USCIS Teleconference on Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions (PDF, 219 KB)
H-1B visa program - Russo (PDF, 717 KB)
Asylum for unaccompanied children - Senator Feinstein (PDF, 647 KB)
January 2019 FOIA Log (PDF, 4.35 MB)
Advance Parole for DACA recipients - Representative Lowenthal (PDF, 643 KB)
H-2B visa program for Mariana Islands employers - Representative Sablan (PDF, 1.13 MB)
USCIS Teleconference on Determining Suitability of Prospective Adoptive Parents for Intercountry Adoption Policy Guidance (PDF, 112 KB)
USCIS’ Listening Session with the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) (PDF, 90 KB)
Firm Resettlement LP (RAIO) (PDF, 828 KB)
This module provides an overview of the firm resettlement bars for asylum and refugee resettlement. The module addresses the similarities and differences between these two bars and their exceptions. This module also includes an explanation of the BIA’s four-step framework for analyzing evidence under the firm resettlement bar.
Interviewing – Intro to the NonAdversarial Interview LP (RAIO) (PDF, 840 KB)
This module describes the main components of an interview for all RAIO adjudications.
Interviewing – Note Taking LP (RAIO) (PDF, 781 KB)
This module outlines the importance of taking clear and comprehensive notes during the interview, the characteristics of proper notes, and procedures for proper note-taking.
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