Homeland security officials unveil new Internet system for Bronx immigrants

Homeland security officials unveiled a new Internet system for Bronx immigrants Thursday.

The Infopass program was designed to reduce the long lines outside the city's immigration office in the Federal Building. Officials say residents can now log onto their computers to pick appointment times with information officers at the immigration office. Infopass is free and available in 12 languages.

Some immigration advocates say the new system is a good idea, but that it will not fix the lengthy green card application process.

Infopass was debuted in Miami and the residents say it dramatically reduced lines. However, they say they still had to wait up to an hour once they got inside the building.

To book an appointment with a U.S. Immigration Information Officer click here.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."