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USCIS Release Immigration Statistics for 2019

By Nita Nicole Upadhye

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USCIS Release Immigration Statistics for 2019

Figures released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) show final fiscal year statistics for 2019.

Headline figures for 2019 include:

  • 2.2 million employment authorization applications were submitted in 2019
  • More than 500,000 petitions for non-immigrant workers were approved, including specialty occupation, temporary agricultural and non-agricultural, and other workers.
  • 834,000 new citizens naturalized in 2019 – the highest number in 11 years.
  • 577,000 individuals were granted lawful permanent residence
  • Reduction in the number of applications pending for green cards and naturalizations – 14 percent and 12 percent respectively.

The full statistics can be found here. If you have any queries about making a US immigration application, speak to our US immigration specialists.

Last updated: February 16, 2020

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Founder & Principal Attorney Nita Nicole Upadhye is a recognized leader in the field of US business immigration law, (The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and AILA) and an experienced and trusted advisor to large multinational corporates through to SMEs. She provides strategic immigration advice and specialist application support to corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, artists, actors and athletes from across the globe to meet their US-bound talent mobility needs.

Nita is an active public speaker, thought leader, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals.

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