ABSTRACT

Fact Sheet: Freedom of Information Act   [open pdf - 96KB]

"The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides the general public an avenue to request access to a variety of public information from federal agencies. Like all federal agencies, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is required under the FOIA to disclose such records and information upon receiving a written request. USCIS receives approximately 110,000 requests annually for access to immigration records. Such information is normally releasable with the exception of records exempted by the Act (e.g., classified national security, business proprietary, personal privacy, investigative, etc.). Until February 2007, the agency used a two-track system to process all requests."

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Date:
2007-02-28
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/
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pdf
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