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The US immigration agency is about to run out of funds due to the pandemic

USCIS office in Atlanta, Georgia

The United States government agency that processes applications for naturalization and work visas is being running out of funds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that you need to increase your rates and receive emergency financing of Congress to stay afloat.

The Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS, for its acronym in English) it is usually financed by the fees it charges to people who try to live or work in the country, but on Sunday reported that he has suffered a drastic decline in applications due to pandemic.

Much of the country’s immigration system has stopped. Almost all State Department visa processing is suspended, and travel to the United States is restricted. In April, President Donald Trump announced a 60-day interruption in the issuance of permanent green cards to limit competition for jobs in a coronavirus-devastated U.S. economy.

The USCIS stated in a statement that estimates that their income will decrease by approximately 61% throughout the year.

Migrant applications are paralyzed by pandemic

Migrant applications are paralyzed by pandemic

He sent a petition to Congress on Friday for a $ 1.2 billion emergency financing, and indicated that they will be reimbursed to taxpayers by adding an additional 10% charge to the application fees.

The agency did not specify whether it will reduce its workforce or issue licenses, but said it has reduced expenses and, if it does not receive emergency funding from Congress, will have to “take drastic measures to keep the agency afloat”.

In April, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, signed a decree to temporarily limit legal immigration to the country, arguing that this will combat unemployment generated by the coronavirus crisis.

Six months after the elections in which Trump seeks reelection, the president indicated that the decree will ensure that the unemployed Americans are on the “front line” when the economy reactivates. “To protect our magnificent American workers, I have just signed an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States,” Trump announced at the daily news conference on the new coronavirus.

Trump specified that this decree applies to people seeking legal residence.

(With information from AP and AFP)

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