In an online publication it calls the Leadership Journal, the USCIS announced that as of mid- February 2009, the agency and the FBI had completed all name checks that were pending for more than six months, and that they’re on track to meet the May 31 milestone of completing name check requests pending longer than 90 days. According to the Journal, by the end of June, the FBI will complete 98 percent of USCIS name check requests within 30 days and process the remaining two percent within 90 days.

This, according to the USCIS, should be the end of the long delays—sometimes two years or even longer—that bogged down applications that were awaiting clearance by the FBI.

Despite the announcement, there are still adjustment of status applications that have been languishing awaiting FBI clearance.