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280,000 green cards up for grabs before September 30 deadline

Last year, USCIS granted 180,000 green cards more than usual but still less than the entire number of available.

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is racing against the time to issue 280,000 green cards before the fiscal year closes on Sep. 30, 2022.

However, as of mid-June 2022, USCIS and the US Department of State (DOS) had used significantly more visas than at the same point in FY 2021. This is despite the fact that closures and restricted operations at US embassies and consular offices throughout the pandemic led to a high number of employment-based green cards being available.

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