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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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Through discussion and practical exercises, this training module instructs students on how to elicit information from an interviewee in a non-adversarial manner: how to probe appropriately to elicit necessary information, the types of questions to ask, and questioning techniques to use.
This module discusses the definition of a refugee as codified in the Immigration and Nationality Act and its interpretation in administrative and judicial case law.
Through interactive communication exercises, this module describes how cultural differences may create barriers to effective communication and provides techniques for recognizing and overcoming those barriers.
This module describes the role and responsibilities of an interpreter, and how to communicate effectively through the use of an interpreter.
This module discusses the definition of a refugee as codified in the Immigration and Nationality Act and its interpretation in administrative and judicial case law. The primary focus of this module is the determination as to whether an applicant has established a reasonable possibility of suffering future harm in the country of nationality or last habitual residence.
USCIS Responses to Questions from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Question and Answer Session from the Special Immigrant (SIJ) Policy Clarifications Engagement where USCIS provided an overview of the SIJ clarifications adopted as policy in the three Adopted Decisions of the AAO and contained in the Policy Manual Update.
Correspondence requesting an extension of the comment period.
Correspondence requesting an extension of the comment period.

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