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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: 202-272-1200  or media@uscis.dhs.gov. Please include your name, media outlet, phone number, deadline, and detailed request.
After business hours (EST) please contact: media@uscis.dhs.gov.

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, PAO
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 

Jane Cowley, PAO
Jane.M.Cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854 (office), 202-507-2071 (mobile)
Base: Philadelphia, PA

District of Columbia

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

Florida

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

Panhandle Area
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

Jane Cowley, PAO
Jane.M.Cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854 (office), 202-507-2071 (mobile) 
Base: Philadelphia, PA

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 

Jane Cowley, PAO
Jane.M.Cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854 (office), 202-507-2071 (mobile) 
Base: Philadelphia, PA

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

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

Southern
Jane Cowley, PAO
Jane.M.Cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854 (office), 202-507-2071 (mobile)
Base: Philadelphia, PA

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

Jane Cowley, PAO
Jane.M.Cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854 (office), 202-507-2071 (mobile)
Base: Philadelphia, PA

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

Jane Cowley, PAO
Jane.M.Cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854 (office), 202-507-2071 (mobile)
Base: Philadelphia, PA

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

Jane Cowley, PAO
Jane.M.Cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854 (office), 202-507-2071 (mobile) 
Base: Philadelphia, PA

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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