Immigration Law

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Furloughs of USCIS Private Contractors Will Trigger Delays, Backlogs Nationwide
Posted on 10 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel C. Vock, Kansas Reflector, Sept. 10, 2020 " Members of Congress from the Kansas City region scored a victory last month when a federal immigration agency backed off plans that would have led to thousands of layoffs of government employees... Read More

USCIS Furlough "Severe Operational Cost"
Posted on 25 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 25, 2020 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the agency will avert an administrative furlough of more than 13,000 employees, scheduled to begin Aug. 30 as a result of unprecedented spending cuts and a steady... Read More

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Are USCIS Furloughs Necessary? "Emphatically Not."
Posted on 17 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Aug. 17, 2020 "To better understand the impact of a USCIS staff furlough, I interviewed Doug Rand, who worked on immigration policy in the Obama White House as assistant director for entrepreneurship and is the co-founder... Read More

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Impending USCIS Furloughs Will Contribute to a Historic Drop in U.S. Immigration Levels: MPI
Posted on 29 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Kira Olsen-Medina, MPI, July 28, 2020 "In one of the largest ever furloughs by a single government agency, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) leadership has announced its intent to temporarily... Read More

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"USCIS Has the Money"
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS has the money, is asking for more money, and is raising it fees all at once, yet it refuses to do its job and keep its employees working and the immigration system operable." Statement of Sharvari Dalal-Dheini Director, Government Relations... Read More