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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

USCIS UNVEILS NEW WEB SITE

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I'm going to be participating in an online tour of the new site for bloggers later today and expect to have more to say, but check out the new USCIS web site. It looks pretty impressive at first glance and I'm looking forward to learning more about the new features.

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  1. John's Avatar
    Greg,

    It looks impressive but it has some issues.
    For eg, I had RFE issued on April 8th and I submitted my RFE on May 7th, before this transition to new page,
    the status on my case was "Status: Response to request for evidence received, and case processing has resumed. "
    and
    now "Status: Request for Evidence"

    Ah ha - but make over is worth mentioning and we will see how far does USCIS go on providing actual info.

  2. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Interesting. I would have thought that this function would largely be the same. I tested looking at the processing times feature and it looks like it's the same data flowing in to the new web page. If others see problems, post them here in the comments and I'll try and pass them along to USCIS.
  3. same old stuff's Avatar
    Saying "Old wine in a new Bottle" goes well with this new website. Specifically the Onsite Case Status tool. Same old stuff!!! Applicants and Petitioners get no new information from the website on the status of their cases.

  4. Jim's Avatar
    I agree, at first glance it seems to be the same data. It just got a facelift. Hope I am wrong.

    We were hoping for new info. and more transparency
  5. sukhdeep's Avatar
    Greg

    Until and unless USCIS provides data on pending I485s on a per country and per category basis, the data provided is useless from a perspective of USCIS consumers.
  6. legal-immigrant's Avatar

    Just tried the online status check. Like others said, nothing new there. So, how much they spent on this so called "redesign"? What next? Increase the processing fee to pay for this?

  7. Vivek Shah's Avatar
    2 years after filing for my I-485, the online case status still says "Initial Review" - I knew that and USCIS didnt need to spend my money to tell me that with a fancy page.

    I doubt they developed the requirements of the new site actually interviewing the end users - us. If the new site would have provided more information like say that my case was pre-adjudicated and just waiting for a visa number...that would have been nice. But without any of that, its just "lipstick on a pig"
  8. gg's Avatar
    This is unrelated to the above article but I am posting anyway.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/09/22/wsjnbc-news-poll-gop-to-blame-if-health-care-bill-fails/

    The tide seems to be turning against the republicans. The latest WSJ/NBC polls blame the Republicans if the healthcare bill fails.
    Obama badly needs some momentum to get things going his way. The success of the immigration bill is dependent on the healthcare bill as failure of the healthcare bill will surely push the immigration bill way into the future
  9. MP's Avatar
    The "redesigned" website is a joke... really. The case status feature remains unchanged and fails to give any useful information. After three years of waiting I had log in and find out that my case is still under Initial Review. The statistical data again is useless as well. After years and years of waiting we just want to know when we are going to get our green cards. They could have done that by at least giving us the numbers broken down by EB categories, worldwide vs. India & China and include the priority date distribution. What a big disappointment!
  10. May's Avatar
    Here is the data provided by USCIS
    http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/New%20Structure/2nd%20Level%20(Left%20Nav%20Parents)/Green%20Card%20-%202nd%20Level/Pending%20Form%20I-485%20Reports.pdf

    According to this spreadsheet, there are 233,816 Employed Based I-485 pending (including EB1,2,3,4,5 and all countries). As I remembered, there was supposed to 140,000 available visa numbers for EB I-485 each year. So, after about 1.5 years, USCIS should be able to get them all taken cared of.

    Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?
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