On June 16, 2004 USCIS released an updated version of its Backlog Elimination Plan. The report outlines the efforts USCIS will make to eliminate adjudications backlogs and achieve a six-month or less adjudications cycle target for all forms by the end of 2006.

There are six general categories of initiatives aimed at eliminating backlogs, improving customer services, and enhancing national security: (1) Work with the Office of the Ombudsman to develop and implement pilot initiatives for backlog elimination; (2) streamline adjudications by reengineering existing procedures including Risk Assessment, Forms I-90, Requests for Evidence, Forms I-130, and Pre-Certification; (3) improve quality through various efforts such as updating training manuals, centralizing quality control efforts, and reviewing the quality of Service Center decisions; (4) enhance fraud assessment and deterrence capabilities by improving coordination between various law enforcement entities; (5) expand the management support structure of the US Refugee Program to better deal with refugee adjudications; (6) invest in new information technologies AMDOC#: 200406006