USCIS Simplifies Access of Online Data

USCIS announced an update to their online data page including improved filter settings and data descriptions with date ranges. USCIS published a key to assist in understanding the published data. The key, titled Understanding Our Data, discusses the accuracy, timeframes, and changes of data the agency publishes. For example, USCIS presents a disclaimer that not all information submitted on paper forms is input into the electronic systems. USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna expresses that the purpose of this improvement effort is to “modernize the information sharing process, provide transparency, and shed additional light on the USCIS mission.”