Approaching Government Shutdown Deadline: Impact on Immigration Services and Travel

As the November 17 deadline approaches, the risk of a government shutdown is increasing. A temporary funding bill passed on September 30 averted an immediate shutdown but only extended funding to mid-November. With the deadline just a week away, anxiety is growing over the potential consequences. In the event of a shutdown, certain immigration processing services will be impacted. Services like Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and EOIR are expected to continue, while the Department of Labor and E-Verify are likely to close. This situation could also affect international and holiday travel, and employers reliant on seasonal workers. Employers and employees are advised to stay informed as the situation develops.