- By: Mahsa Aliaskari
Update: At midnight the federal government shut down. We will keep employers updated as details of immigration related closings and the negotiations in Congress become available.
Seyfarth Synopsis: As we wait to hear the fate of yet another temporary extension to continue funding the government after midnight on Saturday January 20th – employers should know how a shutdown may impact processing of immigration petitions and immigration programs.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
As a fee based agency, there will be minimal impact on USCIS operations. This means USCIS will continue to process applications and petitions for immigration benefits, with some processing delays possible.