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USCIS Electronic Reading Room opens the door to transparency

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USCIS is opening the door to its updated Electronic Reading Room to fulfill our commitment to increase transparency with the American public. In the Electronic Reading Room, USCIS is disclosing cleared policy documents and external correspondence addressed to our leadership along with their responses. This is in addition to providing access to information that had been requested at least three times and had been provided under the Freedom of Information Act.  

Using the USCIS Electronic Reading Room is easy. Simply select a category from the drop-down list and search for topics such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), H-1B Special Occupations, and Temporary Protective Status (TPS). The USCIS Electronic Reading Room includes an additional 20 new topics, which is twice as many as the Electronic Reading Room had before. You can also type in your own search terms or search by date.

We plan on including more categories in the future because we are committed to being transparent about how we operate and what information we provide to others.

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