4 Steps USCIS Should Take To Avoid Green Card Waste

By Kelli Duehning and Steven Plastrik (March 28, 2022, 4:45 PM EDT) -- After two years of travel restrictions, consulate closures and reduced operating capacity, the U.S. immigration system faces a tough climb to resume full functionality. 

Although in anticipation of an exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available this fiscal year U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced it is committed to "attempting to use all ... visa numbers," green card processing delays continue to dismay employers and foreign nationals alike.[1]

With record numbers of employment-based green card applications waiting in line, any wasted green card slot causes wait times to increase even further. 

Many unused green cards go to waste at the...

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