Request for Evidence (RFE)

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A Request for Evidence (RFE) occurs when the government requires additional supporting evidence in order to make a determination on your case. There are many reasons to receive an RFE, such as additional tax documents, vaccination records or other items. Although many people assume that if they include all items and don't forget anything that they won't receive an RFE, the likelihood of receiving an RFE has grown to include many people who weren't missing any items. The increase in requests for evidence across the board is part of the Trump Administration's "extreme vetting" doctrine to add delays and red tape in front of legal immigrants in hopes that it discourages more people from immigrating.

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