Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has announced a series of enhancements to make both the USCIS website and the online E-Verify program easier to use on mobile devices.
“As technology progresses, digital platforms can no longer take a one-size-fits-all approach,” said USCIS Director León Rodríguez. “Significant numbers access our site and services through mobile devices. These changes will make a big difference in improving their online experience.”
Visitors to uscis.gov and uscis.gov/es will find both websites easier to read and use because the content now automatically adjusts to fit the screen of a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. The USCIS mobile-responsive design also includes the new digital assistant Emma.
The USCIS enhancements to E-Verify make logging in and viewing cases quick and efficient. Many of these ideas came from customer submissions through the E-Verify Listens website. These ideas include case creation screens that now replicate the order of fields on Form I-9.
The mobile-friendly improvements are part of a USCIS commitment to use technology and innovation to meet needs of customers, and a step toward a fully electronic immigration system. Additional improvements include easier to access SAVE CaseCheck from mobile devices.
According to the USCIS, approximately 30 percent of visitors to the English site and more than 50 percent visiting the Spanish site now use a mobile device. The USCIS announcement is available at https://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-website-e-verify-now-optimized-mobile-devices.
National Consumer Protection Week is March 6-12, 2016. To avoid becoming a victim of an immigration scam, the USCIS suggests making sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice on immigration matters. To learn more, visit https://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams.
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