The sky is not falling after all according to USCIS.
Yesterday the immigration agency, USCIS, declared they were canceling their plan to lay off 13,000 of its employees at the end of this month. In May of this year, the agency projected its revenues would be 61% short of its projected revenue. Now the projection is they will be 4% short of projected revenue for their fiscal. So after unsuccessfully lobbying Congress the last couple of months for a 1.2 billion dollar budget infusion, USCIS has discovered there budget is sufficient.
This is good news for immigration applicants as, presumably, near-term processing will not be subject to additional delays.