by Protima Daryanani

USCIS revealed its new redesigned website on October 30, 2013. The English version is at and Spanish version at 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.