Freedom of Information Act is law that allows you or your designated party to request the records that the U.S. government has collected about you. The FOIA requests made to the U.S. government allows you to obtain a copy of your records without risk. These requests are generally free.
FOIA requests are an important tool for many immigrants applying for immigration benefits. It allows an attorney to review those records and spot issues related to your immigration history. It can provide insightful information about your immigration history in the United States.
FOIA requests can be made to the following agencies:
- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)
- Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)
- Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Background checks can also be made with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). FBI background checks allows you to review any criminal history you may have.
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