New Green Card Requirement for Applicants Will Lead to Massive Backlogs

On October 1, 2017, USCIS will start in-person interviews for employment-based green card applicants, which is something that has not been done in over a decade.

Due to the change, there will be much longer wait times to finalize the employment-based green card process. But the consequences go much further than that.

The policy change is expected to impact all people applying for permanent residence status, leading to massive green card processing backlogs, and possibly prevent many eligible applicants from completing the permanent residency process.

Additionally, since USCIS does not have the capacity or efficiency to handle the current cases, this new plan will result in more delays across all immigration processes.

If you qualify and would like to begin the process to get a green card, you must act now. For those of you who have a case pending, you have noticed the significant delays – know that you are not alone.