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  • Examining the Freedom of Information Act — Part 3 of 3

    For the last in our three-part series on the Freedom of Information Act, we’ll be taking a look at what types of documents can be requested from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and what the process is for making the request. With more than 60,000 employees, CBP is one of the world’s largest law […]

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  • Examining the Freedom of Information Act and the FOIA Request – Part 2 of 3

    In our previous blog, we detailed a general overview of the Freedom of Information Act. In today’s part two of the series, we will be discussing how to make a FOIA request with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). To recap, the Freedom of Information Act provides that any person has a right to […]

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  • Examining the Freedom of Information Act — Part 1 of 3

    The website www.FOIA.gov describes the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as the “law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.” In today’s part one of a three-part series of posts, we’ll be discussing what […]

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  • Information released with your FOIA request

    What is The Freedom of Information Act? Enacted in 1966, The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that establishes the public’s right to obtain information from federal government agencies.  Any person can file a FOIA request, including U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, organizations, associations, and universities. Following the Watergate scandal, the Act was […]

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