U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has agreed to postpone its scheduled furlough of its employees, Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee announced today.

Key points:

  • USCIS will delay the planned furlough of 13,000 employees through Aug. 31. They were scheduled to take effect Aug. 3.
  • Discussions continue in Congress regarding the agency’s request for emergency funding.
  • USCIS will soon publish a regulation to raise immigration application fees.

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