Nationwide, families, businesses and people applying for family-based benefits, employment- based benefits, naturalization, travel documents, and employment authorization are now all experiencing unprecedented delays.
In FY2018, a staggering 94% of all immigration petitions and applications form types took longer to process when compared to FY2014.
Many factors are to blame for slowing down immigration cases. For instance, new polices at USCIS are restricting immigration processing – one such policy requires USCIS officers to conduct duplicate reviews of past decision, adding unnecessary work to each case.
Such inefficient policies help explain why processing times are increasing even as USCIS application rates are decreasing. Recent USCIS data shows that USCIS’s average processing time rose by 19% from FY2017 to FY2018, even while overall numbers of case receipts declined by 13% during that same period.
We, at Williams Global Law, can guide you and help you plan for any potential delays with your case. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.