Feds move for­ward on project in Prince Ge­orge’s

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND NATION & WORLD -

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion is ad­vanc­ing a pro­posal to place a large of­fice com­plex for the U.S. Cit­i­zen­ship and Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vices in Prince Ge­orge’s County, a de­vel­op­ment that would bring more than 3,000 jobs to the re­gion. Though the de­ci­sion is not fi­nal, the Gen­eral Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion in­formed prop­erty own­ers that it will be­gin an en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment of a site in Camp Springs. That re­view process will take six to nine months. Mary­land lead­ers have been work­ing sep­a­rately for years to land a new head­quar­ters for the FBI in the county. U.S. Cit­i­zen­ship and Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vices — which pro­cesses im­mi­gra­tion visa re­quests and nat­u­ral­iza­tion and asy­lum ap­pli­ca­tions, among other re­spon­si­bil­i­ties — would bring about 3,200 jobs.

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