Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

       Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”),  you can request a copy of your immigration records from the U.S. government.  A request made under FOIA is often useful, as it can produce documents you do not have in your possession, or reveal the information and documents the government has with respect to your immigration case.  If you have an immigration history, a FOIA request is often a wise first step to take before proceeding with your immigration case.

       Wait times for FOIA records can take anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending upon the agency from which you are requesting records.  However, there is an expedited track available to you if you are in Removal Proceedings.

William J. Flynn, III is a member of the Firm's Board of Directors and leader of the Immigration Practice Group. His practice includes a large immigration practice representing foreign nationals and U.S. corporations that employ foreign nationals. He represents clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of State. Mr. Flynn is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Flynn is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the State University of New York.