By: Joseph J. Shepherd, Esq.
As the deadline for Congressional action to avoid sequestration approaches, U.S. immigration authorities outline the consequences of the automatic budget cuts to our already overloaded immigration infrastructure, and take action to prepare for the worst.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stated yesterday that as a result of sequestration, Customs and Border . . . → Read More: Automatic Budget Cuts To Inundate Already Overloaded U.S. Immigration System
By Bernard Wolfsdorf, Esq.
In our November 2012 blog, we discussed the consequences if a wait line developed for Chinese-born immigrants in the EB-5 Investor category. Our blog was based on a prediction in the official December 2012 U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin, which contained an alert that a China . . . → Read More: Update on Wait Lines for Chinese EB-5 Investors-Is it Really Good News?
If Congress is unable to reach accord today, the government will close at midnight, Saturday April 9. If the government shuts for budgetary reasons, all but “essential” government are furloughed and not permitted to work.
USCIS: USCIS has confirmed that it will be operating, except for E-Verify.
DOS: DOS will likely function in the same . . . → Read More: Government Shutdown: What Does It Mean For Immigration Agencies?