E-Verify Unavailable Due to Government Shutdown Jan03

E-Verify Unavailable Due to Government Shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, E-Verify and E-Verify services are currently unavailable. is a United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees, both U.S. or foreign citizens, to work in the U.S. At this time, employers will not be able to access th...

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Impacts of the Government Shutdown on USCIS Jan03

Impacts of the Government Shutdown on USCIS

As of today, the United States is still under a partial federal government shutdown due to the fact that an fiscal year budget has not been agreed upon. However, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)'s fee-funded activities are not affected. USCIS offices will remain open and all individuals should attend int...

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Other Immigration Impacts of the Government Shutdown Jan08

Other Immigration Impacts of the Government Shutdown

As the federal shutdown continues, most immigration functions remain operational. In a , we noted which functions of USCIS were affected by the shutdown. Until the U.S. Congress and President Trump reach an agreement on the unresolved portions of the FY 2019 federal budget or an interim measure, the shutdown will continue to impact s...

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President Trump Signs FY 2019 Spending Bill Feb19

President Trump Signs FY 2019 Spending Bill

After a government shutdown that lasted for 35 days, President Trump signed a fiscal year 2019 spending bill on February 15, 2019 that was passed by Congress. Specifically regarding immigration, the spending bill provided funding for the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, and other federal agencies through Sept...

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