This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released its final fiscal year 2019 agency statistics. They include naturalizations, green cards, employment authorizations and protected populations, among other categories. Highlights from fiscal year 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 fiscal year 2019, including specialty occupation, temporary agricultural and non-agricultural, and other workers.
- USCIS processed more than 40 million cases through E-Verify.