What a Government Shutdown Means for Immigration Services

Although the ongoing government shutdown is rooted in an immigration matter – the “wall” – its effect on other immigration processes is somewhat limited. Fee-funded activities are not affected, which means that USCIS offices will remain open, interviews and appointments will continue as scheduled, and most petitions and applications will continue to be accepted and processed. Because the Department of Labor’s funding has already been appropriated, LCA and PERM cases will not be affected. The most noticeable effect from a domestic immigration perspective may be that the E-Verify program will not be operational. During shutdown it will not be possible to: Enroll in E-Verify; Create an E-Verify case; View or take action on any case; Add, delete or edit any user account; Reset passwords; Edit company information; Terminate accounts; Run reports; or Resolve E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs). To minimize the impact caused by the government…

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