A Day in the Life of USCIS
On an average day we:
- Adjudicate 30,000 requests for various immigration benefits.
- Process 3,000 applications to sponsor relatives and future spouses.
- Analyze 650 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 18,000 refugees for fiscal year 2020.
- Grant asylum to 100 individuals already in the United States.
- Screen 400 people for protection based on a credible fear of persecution if they return home.
- Serve 1,430 people at informational appointments and interview 7,000 people in our 88 domestic field offices.
- Fingerprint and photograph 14,000 people at 133 application support centers.
- Approve applications and petitions to help unite 12 foreign-born orphans with the Americans who want to adopt them.
- Grant lawful permanent residence to 2,200 people and issue 4,000 Green Cards.
- Welcome 3,195 new citizens at naturalization ceremonies—that’s one every 27 seconds. Typically, about 15 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.
- Receive 800,000 visitor sessions to our website.