A Day in the Life of USCIS

On an average day we:

  • Adjudicate more than 26,000 requests for various immigration benefits.
  • Process 2,500 applications to sponsor relatives and future spouses.
  • Analyze nearly 600 tips, leads, cases and detections for potential fraud, public safety and national security concerns.
  • Process refugee applications around the world in support of the refugee admissions ceiling of 15,000 refugees for fiscal year 2021.
  • Grant asylum to 40 individuals already in the United States.
  • Screen 130 people for protection based on a credible fear of persecution or torture if they return home.
  • Serve 800 people at in-person appointments for document services and other urgent needs.
  • Fingerprint and photograph 10,000 people at 131 application support centers.
  • Approve applications and petitions to help unite 2 foreign-born orphans with the Americans who want to adopt them.
  • Grant lawful permanent residence to more than 2,500 people and issue nearly 6,200 Green Cards.
  • Welcome 2,000 new citizens at naturalization ceremonies—that’s one every 42 seconds. Typically, about 19 of these new citizens are members of the U.S. armed forces.
  • Ensure the employment eligibility of 100,000 new hires in the United States.
  • Receive 50,000 phone calls to our toll-free phone line and more than 150,000 inquiries and service requests via online accounts and digital self-help tools.
  • Receive 986,000 visitor sessions to our website.
  • Conduct automated verifications on employment eligibility and immigration status for more than 136,000 cases in E-Verify and 66,000 cases in SAVE.
  • Conduct manual reviews of eligibility and immigration status for more than 1,300 cases in E-Verify and 4,500 cases in SAVE.
  • Resolve more than 600 phone calls and 200 emails related to E-Verify and SAVE inquiries.
  • Process 700 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA) requests.
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