Media Contacts

USCIS has spokespersons in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country to respond to media inquiries.

Please note, the numbers listed below are for members of the media only. Spokespersons do not have access to applicants’ case-specific information. For general public queries, case status, or other applicants’ case-specific information, please use USCIS’s online resources or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283.

National Issues

Headquarters Press Office: media@uscis.dhs.gov. Please include your name, media outlet, phone number, deadline, and detailed request.

Requests that come in outside our business hours will be addressed as soon as possible the following business day.  This is not to be construed as a declination to respond, rather it is meant to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is allowed to conduct the due diligence required to respond appropriately.

USCIS Public Affairs Officers by State

Alabama

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-793-9919
Base: Miami, FL

Alaska

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office) 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

Arizona

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503 (office), 214-208-7765 (mobile)
Base: Phoenix, AZ

Arkansas

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
Sharon.E.Scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
202-215-1227
Base: Orlando, FL

California

Los Angeles (Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana and San Bernardino)
Claire Nicholson
Claire.K.Nicholson@uscis.dhs.gov
213-830-3835
Base: Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco (Northern and Central CA)
Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

San Diego and Imperial
Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503 (office), 214-208-7765 (mobile)
Base: Phoenix, AZ

Colorado

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Connecticut

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Delaware

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

District of Columbia

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
Sharon.E.Scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
202-215-1227
Base: Orlando, FL

Florida

Northern
Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
Sharon.E.Scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
202-215-1227
Base: Orlando, FL

Southern
Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-793-9919
Base: Miami, FL

Georgia

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-793-9919
Base: Miami, FL

Guam/CNMI

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

Hawaii

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

Idaho

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Illinois

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

Indiana

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Northwest
Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

Iowa

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

Kansas

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Kentucky

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Louisiana

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
Sharon.E.Scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
202-215-1227
Base: Orlando, FL

Maine

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Maryland

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
Sharon.E.Scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
202-215-1227
Base: Orlando, FL

Massachusetts

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Michigan

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Minnesota

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Mississippi

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
Sharon.E.Scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
202-215-1227
Base: Orlando, FL

Missouri

St. Louis service area
Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

Kansas City service area
Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Montana

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Nebraska

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Nevada

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503 (office), 214-208-7765 (mobile)
Base: Phoenix, AZ

New Hampshire

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

New Jersey

Katie Tichacek Kaplan, PAO
Katherine.Tichacek@uscis.dhs.gov
202-420-9581
Base: New York, NY

New Mexico

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503 (office), 214-208-7765 (mobile)
Base: Phoenix, AZ

New York

Southern (New York City Metropolitan Area (including Long Island) and Northern New Jersey)
Katie Tichacek Kaplan, PAO
Katherine.Tichacek@uscis.dhs.gov
202-420-9581
Base: New York, NY

Northern (Upstate and Western New York)
Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

North Carolina

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-793-9919
Base: Miami, FL

North Dakota

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Ohio

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Oklahoma

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503 (office), 214-208-7765 (mobile)
Base: Phoenix, AZ

Oregon

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

Pennsylvania

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Puerto Rico

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-793-9919
Base: Miami, FL

Rhode Island

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

South Carolina

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-793-9919
Base: Miami

South Dakota

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Tennessee

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
Sharon.E.Scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
202-215-1227
Base: Orlando, FL

Texas

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503 (office), 214-208-7765 (mobile)
Base: Phoenix, AZ

Utah

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503 (office), 214-208-7765 (mobile)
Base: Phoenix, AZ

Vermont

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Virginia

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
Sharon.E.Scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
202-215-1227
Base: Philadelphia, PA

Virgin Islands

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-793-9919
Base: Miami, FL

Washington

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov
415-248-8873 (office), 415-987-0191 (mobile)
Base: San Francisco, CA

West Virginia

Paula Grenier, PAO
Paula.M.Grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
Base: Boston, MA

Wisconsin;

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

Wyoming

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.D.Cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917 (office), 202-281-6615 (mobile)
Base: Denver, CO

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