The following is a public message from the Records Not Revenue team:
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Dear Friends of Records Not Revenue:
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) wants to know what YOU think!
USCIS published a call for your comments in the Federal Register, and the deadline to submit is May 19th 2021. WE NEED YOU to make your voice heard about the Genealogy Program, AND to urge USCIS to transfe r their historical records to the National Archives (NARA).
This is a rare opportunity to voice concerns about the USCIS Genealogy Program, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program, or about public access to information and records generally.
We’ve provided all the information you need to know, including comment starters, on our website at https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/take-action/.
What does USCIS want to know? USCIS wants to identify barriers between their services and your satisfaction. They framed the call for comments with a series of questions relating to the barriers. Don’t worry – all the information you need is at our website: https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/take-action/.
Please make sure to submit your comments by May 19th. We need YOUR voice to demonstrate that Americans value our immigration history and records, and demand those records are preserved and available for research.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
As ever, thanks for your time and efforts.
The Records Not Revenue team