Last October, the United States Congress introduced a draft of the Backlog Transparency and Accountability Act.
It is a fact, Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) still introduces delays in managing immigration processes. This is mainly due to the high demand for its benefits.
In short, the project directs USCIS and the Government Accountability Office to determine as quickly as possible the reasons for the delay. As a second step, the document orders officials to find solutions to resolve the recurring situation.
The accumulation of immigration cases has reached unprecedented levels in the United States in recent years. Official data from USCIS shows that pending processes rose from 3.2 to 5.8 million between 2015 and 2020. Included in the delay are the various types of requested visas, the naturalization process, as well as green cards.
Necessary Law That Can’t Wait
Discussion and subsequent approval by Congress of this new law should occur as quickly as possible to reduce long wait times for applicants. By the way, the American Immigration Council chimed in to remind us that the new norm is necessary. Experts cite an immediate reduction in delays affecting thousands of workers with H1-B visas.
California Democratic Representative Tony Cardenas, the promoter of the regulation, remarked that the extreme backlog of immigration is leaving many in limbo. “Families across the country wait for weeks, months and even years without a single update on their case,” the senior official said.
The bottom line is that the new law will impose stricter document submission requirements and establish response patterns for each case. In order to implement this rule, many civic organizations have come together with the aim of supporting the idea.