FOIA Request Information
Instruction to Request a A-File for a Trafficking Client
FOIA Requests & Productions
FOIA Request for Bona Fide Determination Training Materials (June 2021)
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. Click on the links below to access the highlighted index and the entirety of the document production.
Index to Highlighted Selection of Records
Safe Horizon and ASISTA File FOIA Request Seeking Immigration Policy Data to U-Visa Adjudications (February 19, 2020)
Group 1: July 1 Production (Part 1)
Group 2: July 1 Production (Part 2)
FOIA request seeks records relating to the discretionary adjudication of adjustment of status for U Nonimmigrants under INA §245(m) (November 22, 2019)
Immigration Center for Women and Children; ASISTA Immigration Assistance v. USCIS (N.D. Cal)
On April 30, 2020, ASISTA and ICWC, represented by Van Der Hout LLP, filed a complaint in the Northern District of California seeking the release of documents related to USCIS's exercise of discretion in adjudicating applications for adjustment of status.