Bloomberg Law
March 15, 2022, 4:24 PM

U.S. Immigration Agency Plans Resumption of In-Person Services

Andrew Kreighbaum
Andrew Kreighbaum

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to partially reopen some domestic offices June 4 after suspending in-person services during the Covid-19 pandemic, the agency announced Tuesday.

USCIS, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, adjudicates green cards and naturalization applications as well as as temporary nonimmigrant worker visas.

The agency has faced mounting backlogs for benefits such as work authorization documents over the past two years, despite pledges by the Biden administration to improve its efficiency. A December report from the agency’s internal watchdog found that its work was slowed by its largely paper-based system, even after staff began ...

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