The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it would be extending the validity period of work permits for immigrants. This extension will allow those affected to stay in the United States for an additional 18 months, which should help to reduce the backlog of work permit applications.
The USCIS is responsible for overseeing the naturalization process for immigrants who wish to become citizens of the United States. They also play a role in ensuring that those who are already citizens maintain their status. The USCIS also handles applications for asylum and refugee status and work visas. In addition, they work to prevent immigration fraud and enforce the laws that govern immigration into the United States.
The extension will help to reduce the backlog of over 9.5 million work permit applications by allowing more time for applications to be processed. In addition, the agency is developing new procedures to reduce the application process. One of those new procedures will enable immigrants to pay a $2,500 fee to expedite their case.
Work permits provide multiple benefits to immigrants
For example, they allow you to obtain a driver’s license or ID and help from social services. Furthermore, it provides protection from being deported. This extension also helps the U.S. economy and businesses that are in need of a workforce.
Navigating the USCIS system can be complicated. If you need assistance with processing the paperwork for your work permit, you will want to speak with someone familiar with the immigration process who can ensure you are submitting all the required documentation.