In the last few years, immigration case processing times have increased dramatically. This delay in immigration processing causes a negative impact on U.S. businesses and immigrant families that leads to gaps in work authorization and even loss of employment.
According to the policy brief published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, “the agency has reached “crisis” level delays in processing immigrant and non-immigrant petitions. These delays have worsened during the Trump administration.”
The report also reveals that the most vulnerable populations of these backlogs include,
The policy changes implemented by the Trump administration in 2017 and 2018 have increasingly shifted the agency away from its service-oriented mission. Moreover, the agency continues to erect barriers rather than focusing on simplifying and streamlining the benefit-delivery system.
The leading causes that exacerbated delays include,
The report by the American Immigration Lawyers Association also examines how those delays harm families, vulnerable individuals, and U.S. businesses; how current USCIS policies lengthen, rather than mitigate slowdowns.
U.S. immigration law and regulations significantly affect how foreign nationals may qualify for immigrant visas, so it is important that you obtain up to date information about the provisions that apply to you. Get in touch with a green card immigration attorney Carlsbad who can help you prepare the forms and supporting documents with much less of your time involved and with much more accuracy.