In an effort to ease the concerns of the individuals whose immigration processing times have been exorbitantly delayed by immigration security checks, the USCIS has released a fact sheet on the topic. According to the USCIS fact sheet, the organization conducts security checks for all cases that involve either a petition or application for an immigration service or benefit. These checks are conducted to enhance national security and ensure that the immigration process is conducted with a prime focus on integrity. Security checks have again and again ruled out applicants who were involved in violent crimes, sex crimes against adults and children, drug trafficking and terrorism. While the checks do take longer than many immigrants would like them to, the USCIS reiterates the importance of the processes. For the full text of the fact sheet, visit the publication online athttp://www.uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffairs/factsheets/ security_checks_42506.pdf.