Battling Backlogs

Gruber, Amelia; Gendron, Cathy
June 2005
Government Executive;6/1/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p61
Trade Publication
The article reports on tough immigration applications processing in the United States due to national security reasons. For immigrants attempting to become permanent U.S. residents, a long wait for an application to be processed can be ruinous. The more time elapses, the greater the chance an applicant will leave the country to respond to a family emergency without first obtaining permission. Without "advance parole" documents, applicants are at risk of being denied both benefits and re-entry to the United States.


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