Gwinnett Daily Post-The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., aimed at giving people going through the immigration process more options to receive important documents from the federal government this past week.
The Strengthening the Department of Homeland Security Secure Mail Initiative Act gives immigrants the option to have key documents sent with a signature required upon delivery. Woodall’s office said the existing system does not favor immigrants because if the documentation is lost in the mail, the applicant is blamed and billed for reproduction of the documents.
The documents include resident cards, travel documents and employment authorization paperwork, according to the congressman’s office.
“Ensuring these documents reach the men and women to whom they belong is certainly the goal, and by achieving it we can be certain they aren’t falling into the hands of those with ill intent,” Woodall said in a statement. “When I received calls from constituents who never received the documents for which they paid – not to mention rightfully earned – I went to work on a common-sense solution.”