Update: FOIA Production on Fee Waiver Policy & Practice

In January 2019, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on behalf of Grassroots Leadership requesting information on fee waiver adjudication policies and procedures for VAWA self-petitions, T visa and U visa Humanitarian programs.  

Due to a lack of response, Grassroots Leadership, represented by TRLA, was a plaintiff in litigation against USCIS, which resulted in a a significant and important document production including standard operating procedures, internal directives and communications, and more. 

We are grateful for Grassroots Leadership and TRLA for their advocacy and efforts to ensure this information is available to advocates and the public. 
For an highlighted index, see here.  For the entirety of the document production on our website, see here.

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