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
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?
Visitors traveling to the United States are required to be in possession of passports that are valid for six months beyond the period of their intended stay in the United States. Citizens of certain countries are exempt from the six-month rule and need only have a passport valid for their intended period of stay. Any . . . → Read More: Foreign Nationals with Expiring Passports: “Six-Month Club” Updates