The Government Shutdown's Impact on Immigration


The U.S. Federal Government stopped operating on Saturday, February 20, 2018, after a stopgap spending bill failed to pass. Congress will continue to meet to try to come to a funding agreement.

In the meantime, federal government offices that are not fee-funded or designated to continue operations because they offer security or other essential services will generally have to shut down and furlough most workers, until a deal is struck.

The immigration process is largely fee-funded or related to security operations, however, and so most immigration operations will continue except as described in this NAFSA article. 

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