The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

By the end of August, USCIS will lay off two-thirds of employees

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will lay off two-thirds of its employees due to budget deficits and due to the fact that Congress was unable to reach agreement on a financial assistance package in connection with the coronavirus. Writes about it USA Today.

Photo: Shutterstock

USCIS has notified about 13 of its 400 employees that they will be laid off on August 20 due to budget constraints. The department hoped that Congress would pass the next aid package, but negotiations stalled.

"In the past few months, USCIS has taken measures to prevent the financial crisis, including limiting costs," said a spokesman for the department. "Without congressional intervention, USCIS will have to take drastic measures to keep the agency solvent."

USCIS has requested $ 1,2 billion from Congress and is expected to receive funds when the next coronavirus relief package is accepted. But after about two weeks of negotiations, the adoption of the package ceased, and the Democrats and the White House accused each other of this, that the matter was at an impasse.

In the end, US President Donald Trump signed four decrees in an attempt to fill a gap in some financial aid programs.

An agency administered by the Department of Homeland Security is funded by the money it receives from fees. But the number of petitions asking to enter the United States has declined over the past three years under President Trump, who made a tough stance on immigration a central theme of his presidency.

On the subject: USCIS Raises Prices for Immigration Services: Full Changelog

Due to the pandemic, the President issued new orders prohibiting foreigners from entering the United States, and also temporarily stopped issuing green cards. USCIS said the impact of the virus also led to a sharp drop in revenue. To compensate for this, the agency has increased its filing fees.

The number of applications decreased by 2017 between fiscal years 2019 and 900, and this decline is largely due to changes from the administration.

Democrats in Congress opposed the agency's plans to lay off workers. In mid-July, a group of 15 Democratic senators wrote a letter to Senate leaders asking them to impose certain restrictions on the agency. These include: prohibiting USCIS from using such remedies to enforce rights against immigrants and requiring the agency to conduct remote naturalization ceremonies due to the pandemic.

“We must act now to protect USCIS civil servants who have already started receiving layoffs and are facing the reality of unemployment during the economic turmoil caused by the global pandemic,” the letter said.

Miscellaneous In the U.S. layoffs USCIS

Read also on ForumDaily:

A visa has ended during quarantine: how can tourists extend their stay in the USA

Court blocks Trump's 'public burden' immigration rule in several states

5 worst mistakes immigrants make when applying for US citizenship

USCIS Raises Prices for Immigration Services: Full Changelog

USCIS Raises Prices for Immigration Services: New Cost

Let's face the crisis together and support each other

Thank you for staying with us and trusting! Over the past 5 years, we have received a lot of grateful feedback from readers, whom our materials have helped to arrange life after moving to the USA. We have big plans, we don't want to stop or slow down the pace of work. Even now…

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected our income, and in order to stay afloat, we have to ask YOU for support. We will be grateful for any amount and will make every effort to continue to publish news and a lot of useful information just as quickly.

Thank you for being with us!

Always yours, ForumDaily! WomanForumDaily, NewYork, ForumDaily!

Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman and ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.



1061 requests in 2,330 seconds.