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USCIS Preparing for Visa Push

Posted by Michael Pollak on Oct 2, 2009, 4:11:00 PM

Julia Preston of the New York Times reports that although the Obama Administration has delayed comprehensive immigration reform until 2010, the USCIS is preparing for the possibility of giving legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. 

An example of the planning is an effort to improve the agency's ability to receive applications via postal mail at secure reception points known as lockboxes. The agency currently receives about 65 percent of applications through lockboxes, which is more efficient than receiving them through local offices. The agency is trying to move quickly to receive all applications through lockboxes.

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Tags: USCIS, Immigration, immigration reform

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