USCIS was placed with the question under the previous management, with authorities at one factor threatening to furlough almost 70% of the firm’s employees over meant financing worries. With simply days left up until 13,000 of the firm’s 20,000 employees were to be sent out residence, officials cancelled the plan in August.
“Despite the change in administration and ongoing efforts at USCIS to expand processing capacity, current wait times for DACA requests continue to be high,” legislators stated in the letter. “The average processing time for new DACA requests is between four and nine months, depending on the USCIS service center. Despite the fact that hundreds of initial DACA requests were submitted when the process reopened at the end of last year, nonprofit legal service providers report that only a handful of initial requests nationwide have been approved.”
Senators kept in mind that USCIS has a “stated goal of processing DACA renewal requests within 120 days.” But they stated that “some DACA renewal requests continue to be processed at an unacceptably slow rate, with certain applications taking an estimated full year to process, depending on the USCIS service center.” Astrid Silva, a DACA recipient and also executive supervisor of Dream Big Nevada, told CNN that the hold-ups have “created some chaos” in her neighborhood. “Right currently we need to inform (candidates), ‘Hey, bud, you need to wait.’ And it’s truly complex,” she proceeded in the record.
The team of legislators (see here for the full list of signatories) sent the letter to USCIS on Tuesday, which marked the ninth anniversary of DACA. Young immigrants like Melina Batista utilized the day to proceed highlighting the program. She told Mother Jones the program transformed “everything for me, because DACA is literally what I stand on. It’s the only way that I can get a job and pursue my dreams of becoming a lawyer. I can get a car, and help my family move around. It’s basically a lifesaver. It takes away all that anxiety and the emotional wreckage that comes with not having the temporary security that I have now.”
But young undocumented immigrants and also their allies likewise utilized the wedding anniversary to promote long-term securities for the neighborhood, consisting of holding a roundtable conference with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House.
“I will tell you, we are here on this day, on the anniversary of DACA, and I’m here on behalf of the Biden-Harris administration to tell you: this administration fully intends to do everything in our power to protect our Dreamers,” the vice head of state said throughout the roundtable. “There will be no question about that. There is no question about that. And it is really for one simple reason, and this I say to our Dreamers: because you are home. This is the only home you’ve known. And this is issue is as fundamental as that.”