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Reported: USCIS threatens consequences for staff leaking information

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 21, 2019

    USCIS reportedly sends emails threatening staff over leaking information. In November 2019, Acting USCIS Director reportedly sends email to USCIS staff threatening reprimands, suspension and termination for staff who leak information to the news media. In January 2019, USCIS reportedly sent a similar email, warning staff not to leak information.

    [ID #818]

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  2. Effective Date

    November 21, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Humanitarian
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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