CDT’s FOIA Request to USCIS on Social Media Data in Adjudicating Immigration Benefits

FOIA Public Liaison

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

National Records Center, FOIA/PA Office

P.O. Box 648010

Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010

[email protected]

RE: Request Under the Freedom of Information Act U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Use of Social Media Data

To whom it may concern: This letter constitutes a request under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) and is submitted on behalf of the Center for Democracy & Technology (“CDT”) to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). CDT respectfully requests records pertaining to USCIS’s use of social media data in adjudicating immigration benefits.

Requested Documents

1) The “USCIS procedures and training focused on understanding data quality limitations associated with social media” referenced in DHS/USCIS/PIA-068 on page 18;

2) The USCIS policy on the Operational Use of Social Media referred to in DHS/USCIS/PIA-013-01 on page 5 in this text: “USCIS is finalizing its policy for use of Social Media in compliance with the DHS Directive 110- 01, Privacy Policy for Operational Use of Social Media and Instruction 110-01-001”;

3) USCIS training materials on the “USCIS Privacy Requirements for the Operational Use of Social Media training” referred to in DHS/USCIS/PIA-068 on page 17 in footnote 38; and

4) USCIS “Rules of Behavior” for social media monitoring referred to in DHS/USCIS/PIA-068 on page 17 in footnote 38.


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