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Surge in Applications Received by USCIS and Case Status as on September 15, 2008

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USCIS declared that it has received a significant increase in the number of applications and petitions filed last year.

In July and August of 2007, nearly 2.5 million applications and petitions of all types were received. This compares to 1.2 million applications and petitions received in the same time period last year. In fiscal year 2007, USCIS received 1.4 million applications for naturalization; nearly double the volume received the year before. USCIS is working to improve processes and focus increased resources, including hiring approximately 1,500 new employees, to address this workload.

USCIS noted that although most offices have already processed cases received during the 2007 filing surge, a handful of offices will have a small percentage of their 2007 cases pending at the end of Fiscal Year 2008. That will result in processing times longer than the 10-12 month national average. USCIS will continue to shift resources to ensure that all local offices achieve the goal of five month processing times.

See (PDF) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Vermont Service Center Processing Dates Posted September 15, 2008

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Written by MithrasLaw

September 28, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Posted in Immigration, Naturalization

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