By Claire Hansen

August 25, 2020

U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND Immigration Services said Tuesday that it has halted plans to furlough 70% of its workforce on Sunday, saving some 13,400 employees from temporary layoff and averting a near-total shut down of the legal immigration system.

The agency warned, however, that furloughs could still take place in the future unless Congress acts to stabilize USCIS’s finances.

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