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FOIA Agency Information

General Information

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency within Department of Homeland Security

USCIS "will secure America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system."

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of December 2016
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All56,143 cases
average 188 days pending
1,400 cases
average 162 days to close
Simple1,851 cases
average 203 days pending
164 cases
average 31 days to close
Complex53,986 cases
average 187 days pending
1,236 cases
average 179 days to close
Accelerated306 cases
average 215 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close


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