USCIS no longer has budget shortfall this fiscal year, but 13,000 furloughs moving forward

  • Written by GCBI Team Posted on July 23, 2020 | Updated on July 23, 2020 | 1 min read

The fee-based agency claims it has been impacted by COVID-19 and cannot pay for operations starting October 1 without assistance; it is asking Congress for $1.2 billion. Otherwise, it will furlough employees starting the first week of August. Top Democrats, however, say that as a surplus is now projected for FY2020, USCIS should prevent “unnecessary furloughs.” 

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