As USCIS postpones furloughs, AILA wants Congress to fund agency only conditionally on key changes of transparency & efficiency

  • Written by GCBI team Posted on July 31, 2020 | Updated on July 31, 2020 | 1 min read

USCIS is postponing their mass staff furloughs till the end of August. The American Immigration Lawyers Association wants members to pressure Congress to make the agency “accountable” for the budget shortfall and only provide funding if it is tied to “key changes centered on transparency, fiscal responsibility, and efficiency.” The  $1.2 billion USCIS is asking from Congress would take the agency through till the end of the calendar year. AILA notes that USCIS under-calculated the expected number of receipts received as the pandemic has progressed.

Read the AILA article