After getting my green card in December of 2014, I submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for my “A-file” or “Alien file” (basically my immigration file). I did so mostly out of curiosity, since I wanted to learn more about what happens behind the curtain of the green card process. Three months after sending the FOIA request (technically a Privacy Act request, not a FOIA one, but they tend to get lumped together) US Citizenship and Immigration Services sent me a CD with a 378-page PDF. As I read through the document, I posted a number of tweets with comments and screenshots, which can be found below.

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Borja Sotomayor

Borja Sotomayor

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. I write short pieces of fiction for fun. Sometimes I write about serious things too.