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USCIS will transfer some green card and naturalization cases to field offices

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 17, 2019

    USCIS will transfer some green card and naturalization (Form I-485 and Form N-400) cases to agency field offices with fewer cases in order to decrease differences in processing times based on location. Applicants may receive an interview appointment notice or other types of notices (such as a Request for Evidence) from a field office outside of their normal jurisdiction, requiring travel to more distant locations. These caseload changes will not affect where applicants attend their biometrics appointments. [ID #646]

    USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485
  2. Effective Date

    June 17, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


  • Citizenship Delayed: Civil Rights and Voting Rights Implications of the Backlog in Citizenship and Naturalization Applications

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Trump-Era Policy Documents

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