Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/382

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y 114 STAT. 1264 PUBLIC LAW 106-313—OCT. 17, 2000 (i) a description of the adequacy of existing computer hardware, computer software, and other mechanisms to comply with the adjudications and reporting requirements of this title; and (ii) a plan for implementing improvements to existing data systems to accomplish the purpose of this title, as described in section 202(a); (B) a description of the quality controls to be put into force to ensure timely, fair, accurate, and complete processing and adjudication of such applications; (C) the elements specified in subsection (b)(2); (D) an estimate of the amount of appropriated funds that would be necessary in order to eliminate the backlogs in each category of immigration benefit applications described in subsection (b)(2); and (E) a detailed plan on how the Attorney General will use any funds in the Immigration Services and Infrastructure Improvements Account to comply with the purposes of this title. (b) ANNUAL REPORTS.— Deadline. (1) IN GENERAL. —Beginning 90 days after the end of the first fiscal year for which any appropriation authorized by section 204(b) is made, and 90 days after the end of each fiscal year thereafter, the Attorney General shall submit a report to the Committees on the Judiciary and Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives concerning the status of— (A) the Immigration Services and Infrastructure Improvements Account including any unobligated balances of appropriations in the Account; and (B) the Attorney General's efforts to eliminate backlogs in any immigration benefit application described in paragraph (2). (2) REPORT ELEMENTS. —The report shall include— (A) State-by-State data on— (i) the number of naturalization cases adjudicated in each quarter of each fiscal year; (ii) the average processing time for naturalization applications; (iii) the number of naturalization applications pending for up to 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 36 months, and 48 months or more; (iv) estimated processing times adjudicating newly submitted naturalization applications; (v) an analysis of the appropriate processing times for naturalization applications; and (vi) the additional resources and process changes needed to eliminate the backlog for naturalization adjudications; (B) the status of applications or, where applicable, petitions described in subparagraph (C), by Immigration and Naturalization Service district, including— (i) the number of cases adjudicated in each quarter of each fiscal year; (ii) the average processing time for such applications or petitions;