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IIR Colloquium: Waiting in Immigration Bureaucracy

IIR Colloquium: Waiting in Immigration Bureaucracy

Social Consequences of Uncertainty in U.S. Legal Permanent Residence Processing, 2007-2021

Institute for Immigration Research

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Online via Zoom Meeting

How does the process of waiting for U.S. legal permanent residence (e.g. a green card) shape visa-holders’ well-being, everyday lives, settlement trajectories, and longer-term integration? How do visa-holders make sense of and navigate this process of waiting? This talk will explore the experiences of temporary visa-holders in the United States waiting for legal permanent residence processing within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as the service arm of the U.S. immigration bureaucracy.

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