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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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TPS - Venezuela - Representative Mucarsel-Powell (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
Approvals for National Interest Waiver FY2000 to FY2019 (Up to February 04, 2019) (PDF, 111 KB)
This report indicates the total number of I-140 Petitions approved for National Interest Waiver between Fiscal Years 2000 - 2019 (up to February 04, 2019, date of FOIA request).
I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status Current TPS Beneficiaries (XLSX, 2.31 MB)
This report presents the raw data of individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS/I-821) on 12/27/2018 that lived in New York at the time of application. This data was queried on June 5, 2019.
Processing Delays - Senator Tillis (PDF, 1.38 MB)
Correspondence regarding processing delays in applications and petitions generally, as well as employment authorizations specifically.
TPS El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan - Bussey (PDF, 830 KB)
Correspondence regarding public engagement surrounding the Ramos v. Nielsen and Bhattarai v. Nielsen litigation.
N-400, Application for Naturalization Count of Request for Evidence (RFE) by Fiscal Year (PDF, 104 KB)
This report represents the number of RFEs (N-14s) issued to N-400 applicants between fiscal years 2012 and 2018.
USCIS Hours Worked by Fiscal Year (PDF, 106 KB)
This report represents the number of hours worked on N-400, I-485, and I-589 cases by fiscal year.
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Conference - Remarks from Central Regional Director Susan Curda (PDF, 102 KB)
Susan Curda, Central Regional Director, Field Operations, delivered remarks on USCIS field operations issues, including backlogs and field initiatives to help reduce backlogs.
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Conference - Remarks from Office of Policy and Strategy Senior Advisor Robert Law (PDF, 177 KB)
Robert Law, Senior Advisor to the Chief of the Office of Policy and Strategy, provided an overview of the office and addressed several hot topics.
H-1B petitions from January 1, 2013-October 23, 2018 (PDF, 125 KB)
Report showing H-1B petitions filed by Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook for beneficiaries with a country of birth of Russia from January 1, 2013-October 23, 2018.
H-2A Nonagricultural Workers (PPTX, 720 KB)
Information on the H-2A petition, E-Verify, the VIBE System, processing enhancements, and filing tips.
Number of H-1B Cap Eligible Petitions Approved by Cap Category for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 (PDF, 103 KB)
This report represents statistics of Cap-Subject H-1B petitions for employment in Fiscal Years (FY) 2018 and 2019.
H-1B visa backlog - Lopez (PDF, 916 KB)
Correspondence regarding the H-1B visa backlog for physicians.
TPS Venezuela - Herndon (PDF, 734 KB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
International Adoption - Senator Klobuchar (PDF, 321 KB)
Correspondence regarding the closure of USCIS international offices and the transfer of responsibility of intercountry adoptions to Department of State.
Ethiopian Community Development Council 25th Annual National Conference: Building Resilient Communities for Refugees (PDF, 110 KB)
Panel discussion remarks from Refugee Affairs Division Chief Joanna Ruppel.
Peter Mayhew (PDF, 16.08 MB)
Processing Delays - Representative Olson (PDF, 1.13 MB)
Correspondence regarding processing delays in the Houston area.
U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) - Representative Blumenauer (PDF, 1.10 MB)
Correspondence regarding the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and the Direct Access Program.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) payments (PDF, 127 KB)
Contains data on CW-1 education fee transfers from FY 12 through FY 19, 2nd Quarter. The total collections and disbursements.
Buy American, Hire American Data Trends (PPTX, 476 KB)
Contains H-1B Data Trends and information about the H-1B Employer Data Hub. The number of petitions approved from FY 08 through FY 17, the median initial and continuing compensation from FY 09 through FY 17, and the quarterly data from FY 15 through FY 19, 1st Quarter for percentages of completions with a Request for Evidence (RFE), and percentages of completions with an RFE that were approved.
Buy American and Hire American Listening Session, Remarks by Director Cissna (PDF, 500 KB)
Prepared remarks by Director Cissna on the Buy American and Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order and accomplishments to date.
Buy American and Hire American Listening Session, Engagement Summary (PDF, 165 KB)
Overview and Summary of the Buy American and Hire American (BAHA) Listening Session with USCIS, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
TPS Venezuela - Bussey (PDF, 737 KB)
Correspondence requesting the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status.
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).