USCIS Backlog Reduction and Processing Times
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a virtual stakeholder engagement with USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou on agency-wide backlog reduction efforts and processing times on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 2-3 p.m. Eastern.
COVID-19 restrictions, fiscal issues, a hiring freeze, and other factors have greatly exacerbated processing delays and backlogs, and placed burdens on applicants and petitioners. On March 29, we announced a trio of efforts that set new backlog reduction goals, expanded premium processing to additional form types, and improved timely access to employment authorization documents.
USCIS is committed to implementing new changes as efficiently as possible so applicants and petitioners receive decisions on their cases more quickly. At this engagement, Director Jaddou and USCIS leadership will discuss steps we are taking to improve processing times. We will also address participants’ questions.
- Visit our registration page.
- You will be asked to sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences; please enter your email address and select “Submit.”
- Select “Subscriber Preferences.”
- Select the “Questions” tab.
- Provide your location, organization name and organization type (if applicable).
- Complete the questions and select “Submit.”
To Submit Questions in Advance:
Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details including how to submit questions in advance. We will not address case-specific questions, questions outside the scope of the engagement, or issues under litigation.
If you have any questions, or if you have not received a confirmation email within three business days, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request a disability accommodation to participate in this engagement, email us at email@example.com by May 13 at 4 p.m. Eastern.
Note to media: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS press office at firstname.lastname@example.org for any media inquiries.
We look forward to your participation!