Improved technology to bring transparency in US immigration process

The Obama administration announced to use cutting-edge technologies to revamp the entire US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), so as to not only reduce the paperwork, but also the backlog and bring in more transparency into the system.

US President Barack Obama told a select bi-partisan group of Congressmen that such a system would be in place in the next 90 days, in which the USCIS will launch a vastly improved website.

This is likely to help thousands of Indian Americans every year who apply for permanent residency or Green Card, citizenship or approach USCIS for various immigration issues, but have to experience an agonizing wait.

Such a website, he said will, for the first time ever, allows applicants to get updates on their status of their applications via e-mail and text message and online, Obama said in his remarks before a group of Congressmen whom he had invited to discuss immigration system.

We will keep you posted about further developments on Immigration reforms.