FOIA Request Information
FOIA Requests & Productions
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.
Safe Horizon and ASISTA File FOIA Request Seeking Immigration Policy Data to U-Visa Adjudications (February 19, 2020)
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.