Practice Advisory: USCIS Budget Crisis and Furlough

Last Updated

July 24, 2020

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, has created a budget crisis and its employees may soon face furlough, unless Congress provides emergency funding. This situation is evolving, so please stay tuned for CLINIC’s latest agency updates. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen USCIS mishandling budget issues, increasing filing fees, struggling with long processing times and implementing policies that suppress the number of applications that can be filed, resulting in a decline in application fee revenue.