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No Furlough at USCIS, but Delays Forecast

Posted by Michael Kohler | Aug 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

USCIS announced today it will be able to avoid a planned August 30 furlough of more than 13,000 employees.  While this is surely good news for immigrants, family members and businesses with pending applications, nobody should start celebrating just yet.  In making this announcement, USCIS Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow still warns of, "increase[d] backlogs and wait times across the board."  Processing times have increased steadily over the past several years, even pre-pandemic, and the forced cancellation of most interviews, appointments and naturalization ceremonies over the past several months has made the situation trying for all.  Hopefully USCIS and Congress will work out funding that will keep the agency operational while increasing efficiency for all its stakeholders.  See the full text of the USCIS announcement below:

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Michael Kohler

Biography Prior to opening the Law Offices of Michael Kohler, PLLC in 2008, Michael served for 12 years as an attorney for the U.S. government. From 1996-97, Michael served as a Law Clerk for the Immigration Court in New York City. From 1997-2003, Michael was an Assistant District Counsel for th...


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