How can I locate old immigration records? 4 Answers as of March 13, 2011

How do I gain access to a family member's file/records who is seeking to come back into the U.S. after being deported? I cannot locate the lawyer that represented my family member. How would I proceed to get my family member back here?

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Pacifica Legal Services
Pacifica Legal Services | Floyd Fernandez
What you need to do, first, is get with your family member and get what information you possibly can, beginning with four numbers/names: 1) the full name of the petitioner; 2) the full name of your family member; 3) the A# number of your family number assigned by the USCIS; and 4) the Receipt Number of your family member, also assigned by USCIS. Then, using the family member's name, receipt number and A# number, make a Freedom of Information Request to the USCIS, or the the U.S. State Department. You should get complete information. If you need an attorney's assistance, feel free to call or e-mail me to set up an in-person or phone consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/13/2011
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
If you are trying to obtain a copy of his immigration court file, you can make a request to the Immigration Court where his case was heard. If you are trying to obtain a copy of his "A" or Immigration file for documents that were filed with the INS or the CIS, you must file a Freedom of Information Act request using Form G-639. You must follow the instructions carefully and it must be signed by the family member.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/9/2011
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
You should hire a lawyer to do research for you.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 3/8/2011
Law Offices of Caro Kinsella
Law Offices of Caro Kinsella | Caro Kinsella, Esq.
You can do a FOIA request to obtain Immigration documents. Contact my office and we can take care of this for you.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 3/8/2011
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