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Freedom Of Information Act Requests: A Powerful Tool In Immigration Matters

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are a powerful tool for immigration matters. Under FOIA, you can obtain copies of any documents that federal agencies have pertaining to you and your case. FOIA requests allow you to get copies of documents you may have lost or find info from your past....

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Top 6 Areas of Possible Relief for Clients Facing Reentry Charges After Deportation
Post On Jan. 10, 2016
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Persons charged with reentry following a deportation or removal often assume that they will simply be deported again and that there is no use fighting their deportation. However, relief may be available in a surprising number of cases, and I am listing six key areas of possible relief below. Did...

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launches New eFOIA For Freedom of Information Requests
Post On Oct. 27, 2015
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now has a new free mobile application called “eFOIA”, which allows users to submit and track Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests conveniently from an Android or Apple phone. You can download the free mobile application through Google Play and the App...

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How A FOIA Request Can Win Your Asylum Case

Asylum hearings in Immigration Court are among the more difficult processes. The basic role of the government attorney is to find the pitfalls in the applicant's case. Thus, It is essential to hire an experienced attorney who will explain the weaknesses of the case BEFORE the hearing. Asylum...

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Getting a Freedom of Information Act from USCIS
Post On Nov. 11, 2011

FOIA From UCSIS The main purpose of requesting your file from immigration is to see what is in your file and what the government has in your file that could be to your benefit or detriment. First, if you have an attorney, that attorney will have you fill out a G-28, which enables that person to...

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Dangers in Using Unauthorized Representatives (Notarios) When Preparing Immigration Documents
Post On Jul. 31, 2011
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Definition of Authorized Legal Representative An authorized legal representative is a person who is permitted by law to provide legal assistance to concerning immigration law and procedure. Attorneys licensed in the United States can provide immigration advice so long as they are permitted to...

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Obtaining Records through a FOIA from the Board of Immigration Appeals
Post On Sep. 06, 2010

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides the public access, with certain exceptions, to federal agency records. The Office of General Counsel, Executive Office for Immigration Review, responds to FOIA requests for Board records. Parties wanting to inspect the record may obtain a FOIA from the...

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Understanding FBI Records presented by Thomas Esparza
Post On Aug. 23, 2010

FOIA Facts: Understanding FBI Records by Scott A. Hodes Many FOIA requesters are confused when they make a request to the FBI and get a "no record" response even though they are sure that there is a record on the subject of their request at the FBI. The FBI isn't lying-they just have devised a...

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Post On Aug. 02, 2010

Find A USCIS Office To find your local USCIS office, please visit the following links: Field Offices (within the United States) handle scheduled interviews on non-asylum related applications. They also provide limited information and customer services that supplement those we provide through our...

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Post On Aug. 02, 2010
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Printer Friendly Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) USCIS Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) Contact: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services National Records Center, FOIA/PA Office P. O. Box 648010 Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010 Live Assistance: 1-800-375-5283 Fax (816) 350-5785...

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