Electronic Reading Room

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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TPS - Syria - Representative Wilson (PDF, 1.10 MB)
Correspondence requesting the extension and re-designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status.
EB-5 Modernization Stakeholder Call (PDF, 199 KB)
Brief overview of the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) and the new EB-5 rule that will become effective on November 21, 2019.
Interviewing – Working with an Interpreter LP (RAIO) (PDF, 572 KB)
This module describes the role and responsibilities of an interpreter, and how to communicate effectively through the use of an interpreter.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) - Representative DeSaulnier (PDF, 594 KB)
Correspondence regarding Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2B Foreign Workers.
Processing Times - Representative Smith (PDF, 2.68 MB)
Correspondence regarding processing times of Optional Practical Training (OPT) applications.
Naturalization Test - Representative Torres (PDF, 664 KB)
Correspondence regarding the upcoming changes to the naturalization test.
E-3 Visas - Representative Higgins (PDF, 689 KB)
Correspondence regarding the E-3 visa requirement.
TPS - Syria - Hanichak (PDF, 659 KB)
Correspondence requesting the extension and re-designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status.
Processing Times - Representative Jayapal (PDF, 760 KB)
Correspondence regarding shifting caseloads between field offices.
TPS - Haiti - Senator Rubio (PDF, 2.02 MB)
Correspondence regarding the termination of Temporary Protected Status for Haiti.
TPS - Venezuela - Senator Menendez (PDF, 6.16 MB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
Processing delays - Senator Van Hollen (PDF, 974 KB)
Correspondence regarding processing delays, particularly to family-based immigration petitions and employment authorization documents.
Public Charge - Chairman Thompson (PDF, 617 KB)
Correspondence regarding inadmissibility on public charge grounds.
Engagement readout City and County conference call - July 23, 2019 (PDF, 353 KB)
USCIS Verification Division representatives provide information on the E-Verify and Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) programs.
Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) for nonimmigrants of Hawaii originating from Compact of Free Association (COFA) nations - Governor Ige (PDF, 433 KB)
Correspondence regarding REAL ID identity and lawful status documentation requirements.
Employment authorization for Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure - Senator Smith (PDF, 887 KB)
Correspondence regarding erroneously rejected employment authorizations due to a system update error.
Naturalization for legal permanent residents who have been employed in the legal cannabis industry - Representative Neguse (PDF, 1.42 MB)
Correspondence regarding requirements for naturalization in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Eligibility for Naturalization - Senator Wyden (PDF, 1.16 MB)
Correspondence regarding the consideration of cannabis-related activities as a factor for the "good moral character" standard required of immigrants seeking to naturalize.
TPS - Venezuela - Senator Durbin (PDF, 1.71 MB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
Controlled Substance Related Activity and Good Moral Character Determinations - Mayor Wheeler (PDF, 697 KB)
Correspondence regarding policy guidance that violation of federal controlled substance law, established by conviction or admission, is generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization even where the conduct would not be a violation of state law.
New version of Form I-918 - Levin (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Correspondence regarding the limited grace period to transition to the new version of Form I-918 dated April 24, 2019.
National Council for Adoption Annual Conference (PDF, 674 KB)
USCIS representatives reviewed USCIS adoption-related resources available to the public and answered questions relating to Intercountry Adoption Roles, Statistics and Forms, USCIS Adoption Processing, and Miscellaneous.
Interim Final Rule on CNMI-Only Transitional Workers (CW-1) - Governor Torres (PDF, 643 KB)
Correspondence regarding the publication of the regulations governing the implementation of U.S. Public Law 115-218, the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018.
Employment Authorization for Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure - Bussey (PDF, 342 KB)
Correspondence regarding improper rejections of Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications filed before May 8, 2019.
Processing delays in Nevada - Senator Cortez Masto (PDF, 1.07 MB)
Correspondence regarding process processing delays in Nevada, specifically the I-485 and N-400.
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