How to Get a Copy of Your Immigration File (FOIA Requests)

How to Get a Copy of Your Immigration File (FOIA Requests)

One of the most perplexing aspects of the U.S. immigration system is the murky nature of what information the government has (or does not have) about an applicant or petitioner. In some cases, a foreign national looking to apply for a work visa, green card, or other immigration benefit can run into problems and even have the application denied because the government relies on background information that the foreign national didn’t know existed.

Fortunately, thanks to a law called the Freedom