• Federal Government Shutdown Could More Than Double Wait Time for Immigration Cases

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The United States immigration courts are overburdened. Roughly 800,000 cases are portioned out between around 400 immigration judges, according to PBS NewsHour. And with the federal government shutdown continuing into its third week, applicants who have already waited years for their court date may now be shuttled to the back of the line, their hearings rescheduled as late as the 2022. This directly effects people's everyday lives, as immigration status impacts basics such as the ability to get a work permit.
    Focus on immigration enforcement under the Department of Homeland Security may be...
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  • US Bank offers nearly interest-free loans to customers who are government workers

    5 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    U.S. Bank said Friday it would immediately offer a nearly interest-free loan to customers who are federal government employees who are being hurt by the shutdown. The nation's fifth-largest bank is offering loans in amounts ranging from $100 to $6,000...
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  • Some federal workers received their first $0 paycheck Friday because of the government shutdown but there is some good news

    Some federal workers received their first $0 paycheck Friday because of the government shutdown but there is some good news

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Friday was payday for federal workers.
    But 800,000 workers received $0 because of the the government shutdown.
    These workers will not be paid for the duration of the shutdown, but Congress passed a bill to give the workers back pay when the government reopens.
    The government doesn't seem to be opening anytime soon, since both President Donald Trump and Democrats are not budging from their positions regarding border-wall funding.
    Friday was supposed to be payday for roughly 800,000 federal workers, but because of the partial government shutdown those employees have been seeing a big, fat $0...
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