Amid the prospect of another government shutdown, you may be wondering how such an action could impact immigration matters. Whether a shutdown is averted this time or not, it’s useful to understand what this increasingly frequent possibility would mean for key government agencies involved in overseeing and processing immigration cases, especially as negotiations tend continue up to the ultimate deadline. While the exact operational status will depend on specific guidance issued at the time, policy announcements from prior anticipated shutdowns provide some insight into the likely impact. Agencies involved in immigration that could be impacted include the Department of Homeland Security (and various sub-agencies), the Department of State, the Department of Labor and the Department of Justice.

Read the full article on our immigration blog, KnowingImmigrationLaw.