A New Sherrif in Town

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On January 21 President Obama instructed all Government Agencies of the Executive Branch that “in the face of doubt, openness should prevail.”  It remains to be seen, therefore, whether we can expect to see a decrease in the response times for Freedom of Information Requests  that we routinely submit to USCIS on behalf of our clients. These “FOIA” requests are a critical part of our representation of certain clients. Typically we wait anything from 6 to 12 months to receive these documents from USCIS, which only serves to further delay the process of obtaining Residency on behalf of these clients. We are optimistic, however, that this will be one of a long list of positive changes in the way that we have come to practise immigration law that we may see in the near future from the Obama administration. Here’s hoping…

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