U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today (08/25/2020) announced that the agency will avert an administrative furlough of more than 13,000 employees.
USCIS expects to be able to maintain operations through the end of fiscal year 2020 based on “unprecedented spending cuts and a steady increase in daily incoming revenue and receipts”.
USCIS claims that the aggressive spending reduction measures will impact all agency operations and will drastically increase wait times for pending case inquiries with the USCIS
Contact Center, cause longer case processing times, and increase the adjudication time for aliens adjusting status or naturalizing.
USCIS is asking Congress to intervene and provide the necessary financial assistance to sustain the agency through fiscal year 2021.
USCIS seems to have tighten their belt but now has a ready made excuse to delay the processing of cases.