1.4 million cases in US immigration system
28 June 2005
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The number of backlogged immigration cases in the US system is about 1.4 million so far this year, down from 3.4 million for the first quarter of 2004.
That information comes according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services' newsletter. These cases include many and other immigrants seeking adjustment of status as well as citizenship.
The USCIS said it received 1.3 million new cases in the first quarter of this year, and said in its newsletter that its employees were busy trying to clear the backlog."Higher completion levels are expected for the coming months that will set the pace for future backlog elimination efforts," the newsletter said.