USCIS 2018 Annual Report

On June 28, 2018, USCIS presented its 2018 Annual Report to Congress. The report highlights an increase in processing times for many application categories, attributed to anti-fraud initiatives and a 42% increase in immigration filings since 2012. Additionally, the USCIS Ombudsman received a record number of requests for assistance in the 2017 fiscal year, of which 69% were due to increased processing times. The aforementioned issues are most prevalent in the filing of Forms I-485, N-400, and I-765.