Are green cards being wasted? More than 66,000 employment-based green cards went to waste last yearas US Citizenship and Immigration Services officials worked through massive pandemic-driven backlogs and an unprecedented number of petitions for work visas.
How many green cards were wasted in 2021? Despite about 1.4 million immigrants waiting for an employment‐based green card in 2021, the government only used 195,507 of the 262,288 available green card numbers, wasting 66,781 green cards.
How many green cards wasted 2022? Under immense pressure USCIS has to issue 280,000 greens cards before the end of their FY 2022. This deadline is unique because USCIS and other immigration agencies FY starts every year on October 1st.
What do you do with old green cards? If you have an older Green card, your permanent residency status remains the same, but you might face difficulties in employment, entitle benefits and re-entry to the United States. USCIS recommends that everyone with an older Green Card should replace the Green Card and get the current version.