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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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Nien Cheng (PDF, 3.14 MB)
Annemarie Wanko (PDF, 4.91 MB)
Resource Regional Center Michigan, LLC (PDF, 124 KB)
August 2016 FOIA Log (PDF, 18.00 MB)
H-2B petitions - Guam (PDF, 998 KB)
Thank you for your March 11, 2016 and June 29, 2016 letters. Secretary Johnson asked that I respond on his behalf. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not made any recent changes to policies for defining or interpreting temporary need in the adjudication of H-2B petitions.
Contract #HSSCCG-16-C-00025 (PDF, 4.89 MB)
CW-1 cap reached for FY16 (PDF, 724 KB)
Thank you for sharing with me during our meeting on June 7, 2016, your concerns about the cap being reached on Commonwealth-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) nonimmigrant visas for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.
Recommendation on U Visa Parole (PDF, 695 KB)
I would like to thank you for your recommendations to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding parole for principal U nonimmigrant status (U visa) petitioners on the waiting list who reside abroad and any qualifying derivative family members who reside abroad. USCIS welcomes the opportunity to respond to the three recommendations.
Contract HSSCCG-16-C-00007 (PDF, 22.78 MB)
TPS Ecuador - de Blasio (PDF, 920 KB)
On behalf of thousands of New Yorkers affected by the recent devastating earthquakes in Ecuador, I urge you to designate Ecuador for Temporary Protected Status.
EB 5 South Florida Regional Center, LLC (PDF, 125 KB)
Alabama EB 5 Regional Center, LLC (PDF, 128 KB)
Processing Times for U Visa Petitions (PDF, 811 KB)
Thank you for your May 16, 2016 letter regarding your concerns about the current processing times for U visa petitions.
July 2016 FOIA Log (PDF, 10.36 MB)
VAWA Amendments to the Cuban Adjustment Act (PDF, 111 KB)
This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers regarding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA).
Communications regarding Vermont (PDF, 560 KB)
Malik Tashfeen (PDF, 24.18 MB)
Harris Real Estate Fund, LLC (formerly US Federal Investment Immigration Fund) (PDF, 157 KB)
Harris Investment Immigration Fund, LLC (PDF, 153 KB)
US EB5 New York City Regional Center, LLC (PDF, 115 KB)
California Regional Center, LLC (PDF, 117 KB)
TPS El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras - Cashman (PDF, 303 KB)
Thank you for your June 2, 2016 letter. Secretary Johnson asked that I respond on his behalf. We appreciate your interest in Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
SAVE Resources
June 2016 FOIA Log (PDF, 12.50 MB)
H-2A petition processing (PDF, 673 KB)
Thank you for your May 27, 2016 letter regarding the processing of H-2A petitions.