U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Final Fiscal Year 2019 Agency Statistics
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency committed to administering the nation’s immigration system and adjudicating the applications of those seeking lawful status in the United States, released statistics on the most popular and widely-used benefits and programs administered by the agency for final fiscal year 2019. The agency released statistics relating to benefits and programs such as naturalizations, green cards, employment authorizations and protected populations, among other categories.
Among the highlights for fiscal year 2019, USCIS naturalized 834,000 new citizens, which is an 11-year high. USCIS also granted lawful permanent residence to nearly 577,000 individuals. The number of applications pending for green cards and naturalizations was reduced by 14 percent and 12 percent respectively. The agency received nearly 2.2 million employment authorization applications. Further, USCIS approved more than 500,000 petitions for non-immigrant workers, including specialty occupation, temporary agricultural and non-agricultural, and other workers. USCIS also processed more than 40 million cases through E-Verify.
USCIS granted immigration relief to more than 25,000 individuals, including victims of trafficking, crime, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) recipients, which is an eight percent increase from fiscal year 2018.
Along with its release, USCIS announced that it has been working to achieve many of President Trump’s goals to make our immigration system work better for America.
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