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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Instructional presentation of the Entrepreneur Parole Program hosted by USCIS on June 16, 2021.  International Entrepreneur (IE) Parole provides a framework for DHS to use its parole authority to grant a period of authorized stay, on a case-by-case basis, to foreign entrepreneurs who demonstrate that their stay in the United States would provide a significant public benefit through their business venture and its potential for rapid business growth and job creation.
Correspondence regarding the rejection of immigration benefits applications and petitions. 
Correspondence reconsideration of H-2B visas that were delayed due to inclement weather.  
Correspondence requesting steps be taken for applications to be processed in a timely manner, without burdensome requirements and with full transparency.  
Correspondence regarding SIV programs for Iraqi and Afghan allies. 
Correspondence regarding a former employee of USCIS pleading guilty to conspiracy to steal U.S. government records and defraud the U.S. refugee program.  
Correspondence requesting children with approved SIJ petitions be granted deferred action. 
Correspondence requesting information on the delays in scheduling biometrics appointments and actions being taken to reduce the backlog.  
On April 14, 2021 and April 29, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) held stakeholder engagements to discuss Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Venezuelans. During these webinars, USCIS provided an overview of TPS and DED for eligible Venezuelans, explained eligibility requirements, and shared filing tips. We responded to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the webinar.
On April 14, 2021 and April 29, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) held stakeholder engagements to discuss Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Venezuelans. During these webinars, USCIS provided an overview of TPS and DED for eligible Venezuelans, explained eligibility requirements, and shared filing tips. We responded to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the webinar.
Instructional overview of online filing of Form-1-765 Application for Employment Authorization, for F-1 students seeking optional practical training (OPT). This event was hosted by USCIS on April 22, 2021. On April 12, 2021, USCIS announced that certain F-1 students can now file the Form I-765 online. Online filing allows applicants to submit forms electronically, check the status of their case online, and receive online notices from USCIS.
Correspondence requesting designation of either Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Mauritania. 
Correspondence regarding the staffing levels and training for the past 10 fiscal years. 
Correspondence requesting action to safeguard farmworkers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 
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Correspondence regarding the Direct Access Program for U.S. affiliated Iraqis. 
Correspondence requesting the public charge rule be repealed. 
Correspondence to support the inclusion of dairy farm workers in proposed legislation. 
Correspondence requesting greater U.S. government action to assist Uyghurs at heightened risk of persecution by the government of China.
Correspondence requesting the USCIS Service Center remain in the Downtown St Albans area.
Correspondence requesting the release of all authorized additional H-2B visas for the second half of FY2021.
Correspondence requesting exemptions from travel restrictions and procedures to ensure visa processing is not delayed due to COVID-19.
Correspondence requesting to suspend the removal of individuals who were denied an appropriate credible fear screening. 
Correspondence regarding the proposed refugee admissions for fiscal year 2021. 
On Feb. 25, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) held a stakeholder engagement to discuss Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians. During this webinar, USCIS provided an overview of LRIF, as well as the reinstatement of DED for eligible Liberians, explained eligibility requirements, and shared filing tips. We responded to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the webinar.

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