The federal organization in charge of regulating legal immigration to the United States is called U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). They offer a variety of services, such as citizenship, family immigration, employment opportunities, humanitarian initiatives, and adoptions. In a typical day, they:
1. Determine the validity of over 26,000 requests for various immigration benefits, handle 200 applications for asylum from all over the world, grant asylum to 45 people who are already in the country, and examine 146 people for protection based on a reasonable fear of persecution if they return to their country of origin. The details and supporting documentation in each request are checked by immigration services officers, who make up around 44% of our personnel, to make sure the proper benefits are being given to the right people.
Source: Homeland Security