The US Citizenship and Immigration Services released a draft on December 10 seeking support for the organization’s field offices. This is one step in the re-completion of the Field Office Support Services contract, which supports 68 field offices and 10 asylum offices.
“USCIS is seeking administrative records support to 68 of 86 USCIS field office locations throughout the United States to support adjudication efforts of immigration service officers in order to affect the performance of naturalization and citizenship ceremonies nationwide, the issuance of naturalization and citizenship certificates, and in person interviews for immigration benefits,” the notice stated according to Homeland Security Today.
The publication noted that the USCIS plans to hold a conference once the comments regarding future solicitation has been submitted. Questions about the solicitation should be submitted by December 21.
This information comes after the USCIS released data finding that the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals slowed work in other agency programs. The negative impact of the added workload was released by an analysis, and did not come from the agency itself. Due to the high number of illegal immigrants who came primarily from Mexico under the age of 16 who are now seeking short-term American citizenship, the agency does not have a large enough staff to handle this additional work.
The USCIS also recently announced the expansion of its e-Request system services, which allows individuals to inquire about applications and petitions. This new system enables people to create requests or to notify the organization of administration errors in documents or notices. It also allows for accessibility to those with disabilities to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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