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 Please include your name, media outlet, phone number, deadline, and detailed request.
After business hours (EST) please contact:

Public Affairs Officers  Areas Covered

Ana Santiago



Alabama, Georgia, Florida (southern), North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sharon Rummery



Alaska, California (northern and central), Guam/CNMI, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri (St. Louis area), Oregon, Washington

Sharon Scheidhauer



Arkansas, Florida (central and northern), Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C. (local queries)

Maria Elena Upson



Arizona, California (San Diego and Imperial), Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

Claire Nicholson 


California (Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana and San Bernardino)

Debbie Cannon




Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (Kansas City area), Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Paula Grenier


Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (upstate and western), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia

Katie Tichacek


New Jersey, New York (NYC metropolitan area, including Long Island)
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