Covid-19 has impacted the entire world and especially the immigration system. We have noticed that every day; on top of the Trump Administration creating new rules and regulations, USCIS is also making it difficult for people to retain their proper documentation to remain in the US.
In a recent article published by Immigration Impact, immigration is now making it difficult for those who are already in the US lawfully who are either waiting for their green cards or work permit cards. It is obvious that these documents are particularly important to have in order to prove one’s lawfulness in the country. According to the article, “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently cut production of these documents after its contract ended with a third-party printing company. Reports indicate that 50,000 green cards and 75,000 work permits have not been printed.” It is obvious that pandemic the United States is facing has really impacted the entire country and also impacted the lives of many. Without these documents able to produce many cannot work and sadly, thousands of people rely on their documents in order to support themselves and their families.
While it is true that Covid-19 has had a major impact on our immigration system, it is quite obvious that USCIS has had an issue with their funding. With the cut back on jobs it will make it harder for people’s green cards and work permits to process.