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Electronic Reading Room

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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Accessibility Note:
The PDFs from this section of our website may not be fully accessible under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you need assistance, call 800-375-5283 or send a request to FOIAPAQuestions@uscis.dhs.gov with the subject line "FOIA Disability Accommodations." Please include your name, phone number and the document you need to access. A representative from our office will contact you to address your needs.

Alert: On Sept. 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Immigration Legal Resource Center et al., v. Wolf, et al., 20-cv-05883-JWS, preliminarily enjoined DHS from implementing or enforcing any part of the USCIS Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements rule (PDF).
Correspondence requesting the return of over 800 contract positions eliminated after revenue loss brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
For Federal, State and Local Government Agencies and Licensing Bureaus
Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals In compliance with an order of a United States District Court, effective Dec. 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is:
Correspondence requesting waivers of the new asylum rules, expedited interviews and adjudication. 
Correspondence regarding the backlog impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   
Correspondence regarding funding to execute current contracts and support for the five year technology plan.   
Correspondence regarding new requirements causing rejections of applications.   
Correspondence requesting flexibilities for H-2B workers with Westward Seafoods during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Correspondence regarding record preservation as the current Administration approaches the conclusion of their respective term.   

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