USCIS REDESIGNS WEBSITE

by Protima Daryanani


USCIS revealed its new redesigned website on October 30, 2013. The English version is at uscis.gov and Spanish version at uscis.gov/es. The agency press release explains the motivation for the redesign: “[t]he new and improved USCIS website is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Web strategy to use a common content management system and consolidate the Department’s public websites. The agency plans further enhancements in the coming months.” The site now includes many more images and icons and features a large “rotating banner” with the latest news on the homepage. Once I recovered from my initial concern at not being able to find the case status check in the usual upper left hand corner of the site, I found I rather liked the redesign. The content remains very similar but the site seems easier to navigate and the addition of images and colors certainly enhances the experience.