Analysis

Lack Of Oversight For USCIS Funding May Doom Budget Fix

By Suzanne Monyak (August 24, 2020, 9:35 PM EDT) -- The House of Representatives approved emergency funding for the U.S. immigration agency Saturday to stave off impending furloughs, but with few oversight provisions in the bill, the legislation could fall flat in the Senate and fail to solve the agency's budget crisis.

The House pushed through the legislation, which would fund U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services by raising fees and expanding service for faster immigration application processing, called premium processing, through unanimous consent over the weekend. The legislation, which has yet to pass the Senate, is a first step to relieve the agency's financial woes and prevent the upcoming furloughs —...

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