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Immigration Law

EOIR Launches FOIA Public Access Link

EOIR, Aug. 25, 2021

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has launched its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Public Access Link (PAL), a new online portal that streamlines records requests for parties with business before the agency and members of the public seeking records.

“We are excited to launch this new portal, which highlights EOIR’s dedication to transparency through its FOIA request process,” said EOIR Acting Director Jean King. “We expect increased efficiency both for those seeking records from our agency and for our hard-working FOIA staff with the Office of the General Counsel.”

PAL allows users to submit FOIA and Privacy Act requests, check the status of submitted requests, download records, browse the FOIA reading room, and correspond with the EOIR FOIA Service Center. The PAL also allows users to pay required fees online and to receive delivery of large volumes of responsive records more quickly."