Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Acts To Reduce Houston Immigration Backlog

April 16, 2019
Press Release

SUGAR LAND, TX – Yesterday, Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) met with US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Field Office Director Wallace Carroll at the USCIS Houston office. During the meeting, they discussed USCIS efforts to address the excessive backlog Houston area constituents face with N-400 applications for Naturalization and I-485 “green card” applications, as well as the bipartisan letter Rep. Olson recently led inquiring about the backlog and requesting the funds necessary to address this issue.

“It was invaluable to meet with folks at USCIS yesterday to discuss their efforts to address the backlog of immigration and citizenship applications in our region,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “Houston is a global city and our residents should not face months of additional delays simply based on location. I’m pleased to work with Director Carroll to ensure these applications are processed in a timely manner and hope this issue will be fixed soon.”


Tony Bryson, USCIS District Director, Dina Rosario, USCIS Central Region Congressional Lead, Rep. Olson, Tracy Tarango, USCIS Deputy District Director, Wallace Carroll, USICS Houston Field Office Director 


Rep. Olson and USCIS staff discuss the Houston immigration application backlog

Click here to read the letter to USCIS. The bipartisan letter was signed by Houston-area Representatives Olson, Garcia, Weber, Jackson Lee, Babin, Fletcher, Crenshaw, Brady, McCaul and Green.

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