The current lapse in annual funding for the U.S. government will not affect most U.S. immigration services because most services are fee-funded. However, some U.S. immigration government services will be affected. To learn more about how these government services will be affected, continue reading below.
U.S. Department of State (DOS): https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/lapse-in-appropriations.html
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Inspection and law enforcement personnel are considered “essential.” Ports of entry will be open; however, processing of applications filed at the border may be impacted.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): ICE enforcement and removal operations will continue, and ICE attorneys will typically focus on the detained docket during a shutdown. The ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) offices are unaffected since SEVP is funded by fees.
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