Update to article: USCIS is pushing out the start of furloughs until at least August 30, 2020. The need for any furloughs will hopefully not be necessary at all as it was recently revealed that USCIS now predicts a budget surplus instead of the forecasted $571 million deficit for FY 2020.

So what are the practical implications if USCIS does in fact follow through on furloughing of two-thirds of its entire workforce, over 13,000 employees? The implications, when looking at employment-based professional worker visas such as the H-1B, are primarily additional unpredictability for U.S. …


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