Question: How many visas are processed at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez?
Answer: The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez processed over 94,000 immigrant visas and over 144,000 non-immigrant visas in FY2009. Given the temporary closing of the Consulate, all visa applicants will be rescheduled for their interviews at a later date. The U.S. Consulate will reopen tomorrow.
You can read the entire press briefing here.
These are the numbers I've been marveling over:
238,000 - the total number of visa transactions ConGen Ciudad Juarez processed last fiscal year (144,000 NIVs plus 94,000 IVs)
260 - the number of work days in a year (five days a week times 52 weeks)
21 - the number of holidays taken annually by ConGen Ciudad Juarez
1,000 - the average number of visa transactions ConGen Ciudad Juarez processes in one work day (238,000 transactions over 238 annual working days)
That is a whole lot of interviews.