Thursday, December 8, 2022
CBS News reports that nearly a million immigrant adults were naturalized as U.S. citizens in fiscal year 2022, the third-highest annual tally recorded in U.S. history, according to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report published yesterday. USCIS reduced the backlog in naturalization petitions.
The Fiscal Year 2022 Progress Report included the latest data on USCIS performance. It begins:
"USCIS is committed to eliminating unnecessary barriers, restoring faith in the immigration system, and
improving transparency, efficiency, and the customer experience. This Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Progress Report
highlights new data illustrating both progress and challenges in fulfilling the agency’s mission.
Crucial appropriations by Congress in FY 2022 supported recent progress on both backlog reduction and
humanitarian services. Continued congressional support is critical to eliminate current net backlogs and
achieve a robust humanitarian mission, while a new fee rule will help prevent the accumulation of additional
backlogs in the future."