FOIA (Freedom of Information Act Request)
The Freedom of Information Act – FOIA is a significant piece of legislation that upholds transparency and accountability in government. Enacted in the United States in 1966, it grants citizens the right to access information held by federal agencies. The FOIA has played a pivotal role in enabling the public to stay informed about government activities, facilitating a better understanding of decision-making processes and allowing for increased citizen participation.
It empowers individuals and organizations to request records from government agencies such as policies, reports, emails, and memos, subject to certain exemptions for national security, personal privacy, and other sensitive matters. This act serves as a cornerstone of democracy, as it establishes a mechanism to ensure that the government remains open, responsive, and accessible to its citizens. By promoting transparency and the free flow of information, the FOIA fosters trust between the government and the people it serves, reinforcing democratic principles of accountability and citizen engagement.
At Cross Border Lawyer we can help you access your immigration record information to various authorities (CBP, ICE, USCIS, OBIM and even the FBI). Attorney Mora can help you make requests to obtain records and provide legal representation once you have obtained them for your pending immigration processes.