Electronic Reading Room

The USCIS Electronic Reading Room provides access to information identified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). We will update the Electronic Reading Room when documents are requested 3 or more times, or when we proactively identify documents likely requested for release.

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Optional Practical Training (PDF, 247 KB)
USCIS Responses to Questions from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
Visa Retrogression - AILA (PDF, 579 KB)
USCIS Responses to Questions from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Question and Answer Session from Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Policy Clarifications Engagement (PDF, 189 KB)
Question and Answer Session from the Special Immigrant (SIJ) Policy Clarifications Engagement where USCIS provided an overview of the SIJ clarifications adopted as policy in the three Adopted Decisions of the AAO and contained in the Policy Manual Update.
Proposed Fee Schedule - Bussey (PDF, 397 KB)
Correspondence requesting an extension of the comment period.
Proposed Fee Schedule - Representative Torres (PDF, 944 KB)
Correspondence requesting an extension of the comment period.
H-4, OPT and B Visas - Blackwell (PDF, 650 KB)
Correspondence regarding the status of new regulations.
DACA - Vazquez-Ramos (PDF, 430 KB)
Correspondence regarding the discontinued approval of advance parole on the basis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Defining residence - Representative Escobar (PDF, 2.47 MB)
Correspondence regarding the policy update on section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
2019 IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum (PDF, 231 KB)
Remarks from Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) Chief, Sarah M. Kendall.
TPS - Venezuela - Anderson (PDF, 1.18 MB)
Correspondence requesting the extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela.
Core Values and Guiding Principles for RAIO Employees LP (RAIO) (PDF, 415 KB)
This module provides an overview of the RAIO Directorate, its structure, mission, core values, and guiding principles.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) - Governor Torres (PDF, 638 KB)
Correspondence regarding the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker Program and the Workforce Act.
O and P visas - Dorning (PDF, 480 KB)
Correspondence regarding the O and P visa petition process, specifically the O visa Negative Consultation Program.
Asylum Eligibility and Procedural Modifications - Hahn (PDF, 1.07 MB)
Correspondence regarding opposition to interim final rule.
Affirmative Asylum (XLSX, 9.09 MB)
Asylum applications processed by USCIS officers since January 1, 2013 - October 9, 2019 showing basis of claims and outcomes.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) - Representative Velazquez (PDF, 5.61 MB)
Correspondence regarding the TPS and DED programs.
Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FMVP) - Representative Case (PDF, 2.41 MB)
Correspondence regarding the termination of the FMVP program.
H-1B electronic registration - Dalal-Dheini (PDF, 494 KB)
Correspondence regarding the use of electronic registration for fiscal year 2021.
H-1B electronic registration - Dickens (PDF, 424 KB)
Correspondence regarding the use of electronic registration for fiscal year 2021.
T visa denials - Senator Feinstein (PDF, 2.00 MB)
Correspondence regarding the increase in T visa denials.
H-1B visa petitions for FY 2019 (XLSX, 6.33 MB)
Data on H-1B petitions for FY 2019 (through Dec. 3, 2018).
70SBUR19P00000128 (PDF, 1.24 MB)
Guardian Defense Group, LLC Behavioral Threat Assessment, Consultation and Training.
Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act - Senator Cortez Masto (PDF, 693 KB)
Correspondence requesting data on three and ten year inadmissibility bars to the United States.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients in Nevada - Senator Cortez Masto (PDF, 455 KB)
Correspondence regarding TPS recipients who have been unable to renew their driver's licences in Nevada.
U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) - Representative Lofgren (PDF, 1.96 MB)
Correspondence regarding the refugee admissions ceiling for FY 2020.