Tempe FOIA Attorney
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act was enacted in 1966 and allows individuals to request access to records housed by federal agencies. All agencies involved in the executive branch of the U.S. government must comply with the Freedom of Information Act and disclose records when a request is given them. Certain documents or portions of those documents are exempt from FOIA, however, most documents are subject to the act. The Freedom of Information Act can sometimes help to resolve pending immigration cases. Although the FOIA requires documents to be released in a timely manner-this rarely occurs when the FOIA request is immigration related. Federal departments such as the USCIS, DOP (Department of State), and the FBI may need to be contacted with a requested document.
The instances in which obtaining a copy of your file can be beneficial to your immigration case include the following: no original or copy of a needed document or no decision ever given on a particular case. If you have a complicated immigration history (which many do) it is possible that you require a filing that is not available to you except through the FOIA. Different departments of the government treat the FOIA procedure differently and that is why it is important to speak with a Tempe immigration lawyer immediately if you believe that you may need to request a document.
FOIA Lawyer Serving Entire Phoenix Area
Unfortunately, there are many situations that can arise for an individual that may make his immigration process far more complex than it already is. Just one of these is: not owning the necessary documents for his or her petition. Some employers that are willing to sponsor their employees forget that they may require a copy of their labor certification.
We understand that gaining an immigration status can be stressful and confusing if not handled properly by a skilled attorney and that is why we work so hard to provide our clients with the documents that they need so that they can move on with their lives. Please speak with an attorney from the firm today so that you can discover the best course of action regarding FOIA and how it relates to your immigration process.
Contact a Tempe FOIA attorney from the firm today so that you can be assisted with your case.