In the United States, immigrants are at risk of detention and possibly deportation while awaiting their hearing dates. New Jersey residents may want to learn about the U.S. government’s efforts to reduce the backlog and improve efficiency in processing family immigration cases. Petitioners for family immigration have endured extended wait times, and these new efforts will bring relief to such families.
Understanding the new efforts to reduce the immigration backlog
Family immigration is a complex process. The United States Customs and Immigration Service, or USCIS, is working on new services to speed things up. Efforts such as achieving new backlog reduction goals and assigning premium processing to specific applications will increase access to work visas for many migrants.
Numerous migrant workers are in the U.S. without their families. The new movements toward faster processing will help migrants reunite with their families faster.
“Cycle times” are another example of USCIS procedures that improve family immigration efforts. The method measures the length of time it takes to receive and then process form types. The average time cycle is measured for efficiency and determined if it contributes to the current backlog; once processing delays are noted, the agency moves to remove or replace them with automated or personnel systems that increase processing time.
Temporary increase of automatic extension period
In specific cases, extensions will be granted to some migrant workers and their families to remain in the United States until their hearing dates. These extensions work primarily for health care and childcare workers. If you are affected, the wisest decision is to keep your immigration status current and have all work visa paperwork readily accessible.