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Immigration agency cancels furlough of more than 13,000 employees

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN (CNN)The federal agency responsible for granting citizenship and providing immigration benefits on Tuesday canceled the furlough of more than 13,000 employees, a move that had been scheduled for later this month and would’ve brought the immigration system to a halt. US Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency within the Department of…

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Furloughs loom for 13,400 federal immigration employees

By Camila DeChalus, posted August 19, 2020 at 4:32pm U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services said without emergency funding, it will move forward with furloughs on Aug. 30 Senate Appropriations ranking member Patrick J. Leahy called for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to call off plans to furlough more than 13,000 of its employees at…

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements

This final rule adjusts certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It also removes certain fee exemptions, changes fee waiver requirements, alters premium processing time limits, and modifies intercountry adoption processing. USCIS conducted a comprehensive biennial fee review and determined that current fees do not recover the…

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Two Nationwide Injunctions Block “Public Charge” Rules Amid Pandemic

Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic New injunctions will allow immigrant communities across the U.S. to safely access critical health care and public assistance during health crisis NEW YORK, NY — Today, a Manhattan federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules.…

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USCIS Offices Closed For Routine In-Person Services Until At Least June 4, 2020

UPDATE: As of March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended routine in-person services.  This suspension has been extended until June 4, 2020 to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). On or after June 4, USCIS plans to begin reopening offices, depending on whether public closures are extended further.  In the meantime, USCIS…

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Immigration Court Update: Postponement of All Non-Detained Hearings Scheduled Through May 29, 2020

All non-detained hearings scheduled through May 29, 2020, have been postponed.  Most Immigration Courts are open only for filings and hearings for foreign nationals who are detained in government custody.  For complete information, see EOIR Operational Status During Coronavirus Pandemic _ EOIR _ Department of Justice or visit: justice.gov/eoir/eoir-operational-status-during-coronavirus-pandemic

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