USCIS Deputy Director Releases Statement on USCIS’s Fiscal Outlook
USCIS issued a statement on its fiscal outlook, noting that without congressional action before 8/3/20, “USCIS will need to furlough over 13,000 staff members.” Per Edlow, due to the pandemic, “USCIS has seen a 50% drop in receipts and incoming fees.” The notice states that, "On May 15, USCIS notified Congress of a projected budget shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and requested emergency funding of $1.2 billion. USCIS would repay these funds by adding a 10% surcharge to applications."
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- Immigration Impact: USCIS Claims It’s Strapped for Cash, Requests Emergency Funding from Congress – May 21, 2020
- AILA Press Release: AILA Urges Strict Congressional Oversight Over Any Emergency Appropriations for USCIS – May 20, 2020