Thursday, May 28, 2020
ImmigrationProf has previous posts on faltering U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services funding. Geneva Sands and Phil Mattingly for CNN reports that USCIS is expected to furlough part of its workforce this summer if Congress doesn't provide emergency funding to sustain operations during the coronavirus pandemic. "Unfortunately, as of now, without congressional intervention, the agency will need to administratively furlough a portion of our employees on approximately July 20," USCIS Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow wrote in a letter.
Earlier this month, the agency -- which has 19,000 government employees and contractors working at more than 200 offices -- requested $1.2 billion from Congress due to its budget shortfall.