After my friend's cousin's interview at USCIS last year, the wife wants to file an FIOA to request for details of the statements she made and wrote down in front of the adjudicator during the interview. Is she able to file an FIOA, and how should she word her request statement to correctly state she wants information from that day's event at the center. Thanks!
Ask for the entire A file. It should contain her statements. Or to make it easier, ask for a copy of her statement from the interview.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
Yes it is possible and permitted. Ask for all records including video and audio recordings.
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
A FOIA may be sought by the applicant (foreign spouse) or the petitioner (USC), but the response to the FOIA will be limited to the person who is seeking the information. If the spouses remain together, then each may submit their FOIA request together to gain as much documentation as will be released. Seek specific statement if that is all that is desired or seek entire case FOIA to include audio and video if they want the entire file.
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