Our firm’s Associate Attorney, Maya Lugasy, was recently featured in an article in The Cleveland Jewish News. In the article, Attorney Lugasy discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent slowdown of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) caused a chain reaction that still affects immigrants and their families today.
Attorney Lugasy described how the closure of USCIS offices delayed almost everything being processed, including scheduled interviews and fingerprinting appointments. When the offices finally reopened in July, sanitation protocols forced USCIS offices to only complete a few rescheduled interviews and appointments a day.
Attorney Lugasy did note that things are beginning to pick up speed at USCIS offices, saying “I’m also seeing some positive improvements in the agencies that handle immigration benefits and processing those things… We’re only eight months into this year, and they’re still confirming agency leadership positions. So I’m hopeful that that will maybe make things a little more efficient.”
She also mentioned that certain applications and processing times are decreasing.
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