Media Contacts

USCIS has spokespersons in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country to respond to media inquiries.

Please note, the numbers listed below are for members of the media only. Spokespersons do not have access to applicants’ case-specific information. For general public queries, case status, or other applicants’ case-specific information, please use USCIS’s online resources or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283.

National Issues

Headquarters Press Office: 202-272-1200  or media@uscis.dhs.gov. Please include your name, media outlet, phone number, deadline, and detailed request.
After business hours (EST) please contact: media@uscis.dhs.gov.

USCIS Public Affairs Officers by State

Alabama

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov  
305-793-9919
@USCISMediaMiami
Base: Miami

Alaska 

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov                  
415-248-8873
@USCISMediaSF
Base: San Francisco, CA

Arizona 

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503
@USCISMediaAZ
Base: Phoenix, AZ   

Arkansas 

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
sharon.e.scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
407-237-8837
@USCISMediaFLA
Base: Orlando, FL

California 

Los Angeles (Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana and San Bernardino)
Claire Nicholson, PAO
Claire.K.Nicholson@uscis.dhs.gov
(213) 830-3835
@USCISMediaLA
Base: Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco (Northern and Central)
Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov                  
415-248-8873
@USCISMediaSF
Base: San Francisco, CA

San Diego and Imperial
Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503
@USCISMediaAZ
Base: Phoenix, AZ

Colorado 

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.d.cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917
@USCISMediaColo
Base: Denver, CO

Connecticut

Paula Grenier, PAO
paula.m.grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410

@USCISMediaBOS
Base: Boston, MA

Delaware 

Jane Cowley, PAO
jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854
@USCISMediaPA
Base: Philadelphia, PA

District of Columbia

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
sharon.e.scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
407-237-8837
@USCISMediaFLA
Base: Orlando, FL

Florida

Northern
Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
sharon.e.scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
407-237-8837
@USCISMediaFLA
Base: Orlando, FL

Panhandle Area
Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
sharon.e.scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov  
407-237-8837
@USCISMediaFLA
Base: Orlando, FL

Southern
Ana Santiago, PAO
ana.e.santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-383-4715
@USCISMediaMiami
Base: Miami, FL

Georgia

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov  
305-793-9919
@USCISMediaMiami
Base: Miami

Guam

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov                  
415-248-8873
@USCISMediaSF
Base: San Francisco, CA

Hawaii 

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov                  
415-248-8873
@USCISMediaSF
Base: San Francisco, CA

Idaho

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.d.cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917
@USCISMediaColo
Base: Denver, CO

Illinois

Genevieve Billia, PAO
genevieve.v.billia@uscis.dhs.gov 
312-239-5704
Base: Chicago, IL

Indiana

Jane Cowley, PAO
jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854
@USCISMediaPA
Base: Philadelphia, PA

Northwest
Genevieve Billia, PAO
genevieve.v.billia@uscis.dhs.gov 
312-239-5704
Base: Chicago, IL

Iowa

Genevieve Billia, PAO
genevieve.v.billia@uscis.dhs.gov 
312-239-5704
Base: Chicago, IL

Kansas

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.d.cannon@uscis.dhs.gov

720-852-6917
@USCISMediaColo
Base: Denver, CO

Kentucky 

Jane Cowley, PAO
jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854
@USCISMediaPA
Base: Philadelphia, PA

Louisiana

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
sharon.e.scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
407-237-8837
@USCISMediaFLA
Base: Orlando, FL

Maine

Paula Grenier, PAO
paula.m.grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
@USCISMediaBOS
Base: Boston, MA

Maryland

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
sharon.e.scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov

407-237-8837
@USCISMediaFLA
Base: Orlando, FL

Massachusetts

Paula Grenier, PAO
paula.m.grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
@USCISMediaBOS
Base: Boston, MA

Michigan

Genevieve Billia, PAO
genevieve.v.billia@uscis.dhs.gov 
312-239-5704
Base: Chicago, IL

Minnesota

Genevieve Billia, PAO
genevieve.v.billia@uscis.dhs.gov 
312-239-5704
Base: Chicago, IL

Mississippi

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
sharon.e.scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
407-237-8837
@USCISMediaFLA
Base: Orlando, FL

Missouri

St. Louis service area
Genevieve Billia, PAO
genevieve.v.billia@uscis.dhs.gov 

312-239-5704
Base: Chicago, IL

Kansas City service area
Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.d.cannon@uscis.dhs.gov

720-852-6917
@USCISMediaColo
Base: Denver, CO

Montana

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.d.cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917
@USCISMediaColo
Base: Denver, CO

Nebraska

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.d.cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917
@USCISMediaColo
Base: Denver, CO

Nevada

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov
602-462-2503
@USCISMediaAZ
Base: Phoenix, AZ  

New Hampshire

Paula Grenier, PAO
paula.m.grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
@USCISMediaBOS
Base: Boston, MA

New Jersey

Northern
Katie Tichacek Kaplan, PAO
Katherine.tichacek@uscis.dhs.gov
212-264-5098
@USCISMediaNYNJ
Base: New York, NY

Southern
Jane Cowley, PAO
jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854
@USCISMediaPA
Base: Philadelphia, PA

New Mexico

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov

602-462-2503
@USCISMediaAZ
Base: Phoenix, AZ  

New York

Southern (New York City Metropolitan Area (including Long Island) and Northern New Jersey)
Katie Tichacek Kaplan, PAO
Katherine.tichacek@uscis.dhs.gov
212-264-5098
@USCISMediaNYNJ
Base: New York, NY

Northern (Upstate and Western New York)
Paula Grenier, PAO
paula.m.grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
@USCISMediaBOS
Base: Boston, MA

North Carolina

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov  
305-793-9919
@USCISMediaMiami
Base: Miami

North Dakota

Genevieve Billia, PAO
genevieve.v.billia@uscis.dhs.gov 
312-239-5704
Base: Chicago, IL

Ohio

Jane Cowley, PAO
jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854
@USCISMediaPA
Base: Philadelphia, PA

Oklahoma

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov

602-462-2503
@USCISMediaAZ
Base: Phoenix, AZ  

Oregon

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov                  
415-248-8873
@USCISMediaSF
Base: San Francisco, CA

Pennsylvania

Jane Cowley, PAO
jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854
@USCISMediaPA
Base: Philadelphia, PA

Puerto Rico 

Ana Santiago, PAO
ana.e.santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-383-4715
@USCISMediaMiami
Base: Miami, FL

Rhode Island 

Paula Grenier, PAO
paula.m.grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
@USCISMediaBOS
Base: Boston, MA

South Carolina

Ana Santiago, PAO
Ana.E.Santiago@uscis.dhs.gov  
305-793-9919
@USCISMediaMiami
Base: Miami

South Dakota

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.d.cannon@uscis.dhs.gov

720-852-6917
@USCISMediaColo
Base: Denver, CO

Tennessee 

Sharon Scheidhauer, PAO
sharon.e.scheidhauer@uscis.dhs.gov
407-237-8837
@USCISMediaFLA
Base: Orlando, FL

Texas

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov

602-462-2503
@USCISMediaAZ
Base: Phoenix, AZ  

Utah 

Maria Elena Upson, PAO
Meg.Upson@uscis.dhs.gov

602-462-2503
@USCISMediaAZ
Base: Phoenix, AZ  

Vermont

Paula Grenier, PAO
paula.m.grenier@uscis.dhs.gov
617-565-9410
@USCISMediaBOS
Base: Boston, MA 

Virginia 

Jane Cowley, PAO
jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854
@USCISMediaPA
Base: Philadelphia, PA

Virgin Islands

Ana Santiago, PAO
ana.e.santiago@uscis.dhs.gov
305-383-4715
@USCISMediaMiami
Base: Miami, FL

Washington

Sharon Rummery, PAO
Sharon.Rummery@uscis.dhs.gov                  
415-248-8873
@USCISMediaSF
Base: San Francisco, CA

West Virginia

Jane Cowley, PAO
jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov  
267-292-6854
@USCISMediaPA
Base: Philadelphia, PA

Wisconsin 

Genevieve Billia, PAO
genevieve.v.billia@uscis.dhs.gov 
312-239-5704
Base: Chicago, IL

Wyoming

Debbie Cannon, PAO
Debbie.d.cannon@uscis.dhs.gov
720-852-6917
@USCISMediaColo
Base: Denver, COTop

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