USCIS is warning Congress that it may have to furlough part of its workforce this summer if Congress does not provide emergency funding soon! The problem is that they sent more money during their temporary shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, USCIS told Congress that it needed 1.2 Billion dollars to fill a budget shortfall caused by their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joseph Edlow, Deputy Director for Policy USCIS, stated, “Unfortunately, as of now, without congressional intervention, the agency will need to administratively furlough a portion of our employees on approximately July 20,”.
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Federal immigration agency to furlough employees unless Congress provides funding