Category: Freedom of Information Act

  • The Importance of A-Files

    The Importance of A-Files

    Borderless Magazine recently ran an informative story about “A-files” and the importance of a filing a request under FOIA (the Freedom of Information Act) to USCIS for copies of one’s A-file. A-files contain records of all interactions between a noncitizen and immigration agencies and officers. This includes copies of previously filed applications and petitions. This…

  • What’s the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?

    What’s the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law establishing the public’s right to obtain information from federal government files. Any person, including a noncitizen, can file a FOIA request for a copy of a government agency’s file.