Thursday, November 6, 2008
USCIS to Have Major Overhaul
The Washington Post reports that the Bush administration has approved an IBM-led consortium to plan a drastic makeover of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. USCIS has long been known as among the most antiquated, dilapidated, and inefficient federal agencies. This was evident over the last year as thousands of immigrants sought to become citizens. The overhaul will not come cheap. The first stage will cost nearly $500 million and eventually, if Congress approves, as much as $3.5 billion.