Green Cards Set to Disappear as Agency Explores Salvage Options

Sept. 30, 2021, 9:25 PM

Tens of thousands of employment-based green cards appeared set to go to waste Thursday, though U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it’s still exploring options to save them.

The agency projects it will process 164,000 immigration status adjustment applications before fiscal 2022 begins Friday. That’s short of the full amount available, though USCIS declined to provide a specific number of green cards that would go unused. The agency indicated it would be less than the 80,000 green cards previously estimated.

“The agency is reviewing all policies, operational procedures and options under the law that would allow for available green cards ...

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