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Information on Aliens Applying for Permanent Resident Status

GGD-95-162FS: Published: Jun 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1995.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of aliens applying for lawful permanent resident status under subsection 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

GAO found that: (1) 175,940 aliens applied for permanent resident status from October 1994 to February 1995; (2) the estimated revenue received as a result of the applications totalled $49.1 million; (3) the denial rates for subsection 245(i) applications ranged between 4 and 6 percent per month; (4) the processing time per application increased for all permanent resident status applications; and (5) the subsection 245(i) applications represented between 50 and 57 percent of all permanent resident status applications received in the western region.

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