The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released its final fiscal year (FY) 2019 agency statistics.
Highlights from FY 2019 include:
• USCIS naturalized 834,000 new citizens, which the agency said was an 11-year high.
• USCIS granted lawful permanent residence to nearly 577,000 individuals.
• USCIS received nearly 2.2 million employment authorization applications and
approved more than 500,000 petitions for nonimmigrant workers in FY 2019, including specialty occupation, temporary agricultural and non-agricultural, and other workers.
• USCIS processed more than 40 million cases through E-Verify.