Presidential commission votes to process all green card applications within 6 months

Annual immigration levels were established in the early 1990s and have remained largely unchanged since then, he said.

To make matters worse, the method used to calculate annual employment and family-based immigration numbers is deeply flawed and has led to family-based immigration levels being set at their absolute minimum every year for the past 20 years. , while hundreds of thousands of green cards for family members are wasted, never used by individuals when they could be used to reunite families instead, Bhutoria said.

The extraordinary wait time for a green card to become available is causing significant hardship for American families forced to wait decades to reunite with loved ones, even though those people are already qualified to immigrate at this time.

“Family separation has a terrible emotional impact on families, and it imposes clear logistical, economic and emotional hardships on families, and the growing nature of arrears makes the process uncertain and future planning impossible,” he said. .

Among other things, the commission also recommended that USCIS expand bonus processing to other employment-based green card applications, all work permit applications, and applications for temporary status extensions. immigration office, allowing applicants to pay US$2,500 to have their case adjudicated within 45 days. a step-by-step approach.

Aurora J. William