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New citizenship website launched

September 22, 2009 | 11:24 am

The federal government launched a revamped bilingual website today for citizenship applicants and others navigating the immigration system.

The website, in both English and Spanish, is part of a broader effort by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to make the citizenship process more transparent and user-friendly.

The redesigned site includes a place where applicants can sign up for text message and e-mail updates on the status of their applications. There is also feature called "Where to Start"  that guides applicants through the process.
 “Transparency and openness are critical to effective immigration and citizenship policies,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. “USCIS’ new website provides the public with the latest tools — from text messages to emails — to improve responsiveness and access to immigration services.”
The site is available at www.uscis.gov and www.uscis.gov/espanol.

--Anna Gorman