A Department of Homeland Security agency spent more than $1 billion in taxpayer money to digitize immigration paperwork — and after a decade of work, only has managed to put one document online.
The Washington Post reported Monday that officials at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services still are only able to offer a single form — out of nearly 100 — for online applications, and make a single fee payable electronically.
All other forms can still only be filed with paper.
The report sheds light on a struggling effort that not only has frustrated immigrant applicants but raises national security concerns and could put at risk any effort to overhaul immigration policies.
The project was originally supposed to be done in 2013, for a half-billion-dollar price tag.
Now, according to the Post, it isn’t projected to be done for another four years and could cost over $3 billion.