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Jan 23, 2018

Seventeen-Day Extension: EB-5 Regional Center and Additional Programs Revived, Government to Reopen

Matthew Galati

This weekend’s government shutdown and lapse in several immigration programs proved to be relatively short lived. Early this afternoon, successful Senate negotiations led to the passage of a Continuing Resolution that will fund the government ​through February 8, 2018. The House passed the CR shortly thereafter and the President signed the extension into law.  

Effective immediately, the EB-5 Regional Center Program, E-Verify, Conrad 30, and Special Immigrant Religious Worker visas will be resumed. The U.S. Department of Labor’s web sites should also be available tomorrow, enabling the filing and adjudication of related visa processes.

Importantly, however, Washington remains very divided on how to handle the Trump Administration’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Another shutdown and lapse may be likely if the parties remain at an impasse in the coming weeks.

Contact us today for advice regarding the effects of the changes in Washington on your immigration and business planning. 

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