USCIS Policy Manual Update
USCIS has recently issued new
policy guidance regarding eligibility requirements, filing, and
adjudication of requests to replace Permanent Resident Cards (PRC) using Form
I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.
Highlights of this new policy include:
- Eligibility requirements for replacing a PRC are
reaffirmed in this new policy guidance.
- Clarifies that I-551 stamps issued for temporary
proof of lawful permanent resident (LPR) status may only be placed on an
Arrival/Departure Record (Form I-94) (with photo) or in a valid/unexpired
- Provides guidance for LPRs seeking commuter
status and for those in commuter status seeking to take up residence in the
The public has until January 30, 2020 to provide comments
through the standard comment process.
USCIS Final Fiscal Year 2019 Statistics Available
USCIS has released its various fiscal year (FY) 2019
These statistics provide data regarding USCIS’ operations during the last
fiscal year, including data on naturalizations, green cards, employment
authorizations, protected populations, and many more.
Highlights from USCIS’ FY 2019 data include:
- 834,000 new citizens were naturalized during FY
2019, representing the largest number of naturalizations over the past 11
- 577,000 individuals were granted lawful permanent
residence in the U.S. in FY 2019.
- The number of pending green card applications
were reduced by 14% and naturalization applications were reduced by 12%.
- 2,200,000 employment authorization applications
- More than 500,000 non-immigrant worker petitions
- 40,000,000 cases were processed
- 25,000 individuals were granted immigration
relief. This included individuals who are victims of trafficking, crime, and
Violence Against Women Act recipients.