A Day in the Life of USCIS
On an average day we:
- Adjudicate more than 32,500 requests for various immigration benefits.
- Process 3,700 applications to sponsor relatives and future spouses.
- Analyze nearly 550 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 125,000 refugees for fiscal year 2023.
- Grant asylum to 33 individuals already in the United States.
- Screen 200 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 11,000 people at 130 application support centers.
- Approve applications and petitions to help unite 4 foreign-born orphans with the Americans who want to adopt them.
- Grant lawful permanent residence to more than 2,100 people and issue nearly 5,900 Green Cards.
- Welcome more than 3,800 new citizens at naturalization ceremonies—that’s one every 22 seconds in a 24-hour period. Typically, about 42 of these new citizens are members of the U.S. armed forces.
- Receive 55,000 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 1.2 million visitor sessions to our website.
- Conduct automated verifications on employment eligibility and immigration status for more than 135,000 cases in E-Verify and 47,000 cases in SAVE.
- Conduct manual reviews of eligibility and immigration status for more than 1,300 cases in E-Verify and 5,000 cases in SAVE.
- Resolve more than 400 phone calls and 170 emails related to E-Verify and SAVE inquiries.
- Process 800 Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act requests.
Averages are based on fiscal year 2022 data.