On June 22, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the "elimination of the FBI National Name Check Program (NNCP) backlog" that had contributed to increased delays in adjudications.

Eliminating this backlog had been a goal of a USCIS partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), set forth in a joint business plan announced April 2, 2008. The USCIS notice states that, "The final goal of the business plan was to achieve a sustainable performance level by the NNCP of completing 98 percent of name check requests submitted by USCIS within 30 days, and the remaining two percent within 90 days. This performance level will become the new standard."