Did IPO only work one week last quarter processing I-526 petitions?

  • Posted on May 7, 2020 | Updated on May 7, 2020 | 5 min read

Law firm Wolfsdorf Rosenthal calls out the Immigrant Investor Program Office’s recent processing numbers. Here’s the math: the average I-526 petition takes 8.5 hours to process. IPO processed 455 I-526 petitions in FY 2020 Q1; that should take about 4,000 hours. If 100 of the agency’s 245 staff work on adjudications, IPO adjudicators spent only one week out of that entire quarter processing I-526 petitions. “Something doesn’t add up.” Indeed.

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