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Immigration "reform" would completely overwhelm USCIS

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would administer any "guest" worker or immigration "reform" (amnesty) scheme. However:
But in recent months, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials have determined that the troubled, $2-billion-a-year agency is unable to effectively manage its existing work, much less a flood of new applications.

A report released Dec. 20 by Homeland Security Inspector General Richard L. Skinner cited a long list of setbacks and concurred with internal USCIS reviews that the bureau "lacks the processing capacity, systems integration and project management resources needed to manage a potential increase in workloads."

...Many legal immigrants already face years-long waits when they apply for green cards, often a first step toward obtaining citizenship.Another 100,000 names submitted to the FBI for background checks have been on hold for a year or more. Congressional auditors recently reported that 14 immigration offices had lost track of 111,000 files as of July...
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GAO report shows how "guest" worker schemes would fail miserably

Immigration · Thu, 01/04/2007 - 09:51 · Importance: 1

Thu, 01/04/2007 - 17:18
D Flinchum

Make that "when we CAN'T"

Thu, 01/04/2007 - 17:15
D Flinchum

It was great to see this in WaPo. How can we "legalize" 20 + million when we can even handle what we have to do now?