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How does the government shutdown impact immigration?

It is likely that some individuals residing in the state of Pennsylvania are feeling the effects of the government shutdown. The shutdown impacts programs and services involving a variety of areas, including immigration. Those who have immigration matters that need to be worked through may be wondering if, and how, the shutdown will affect their issue. The answer to that question depends on the nature of the matter that is to be resolved.

Individuals who have an immigration matter working its way through an immigration court may notice a slowdown. In addition, those living in other countries who have applied for a visa to come to the United States will probably not see any movement on the matter. Businesses will be impacted as well since it is impossible to confirm the status of a worker via the much used E-Verify program.

Some immigration matters, such as citizenship, are being handled more or less as they were before. For instance, due to the source of funding for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, matters handled by that agency will continue to be addressed. Also, because of what is deemed to be a security necessity, the Department of Homeland Security will continue to operate. Accordingly, it is possible that immigration arrests and deportations will continue.

As those dealing with immigration matters are likely well aware, the issues are often complex and the outcome of the matter can be life changing. Because of this it is important to do all that one can and pursue all avenues regardless of the shutdown. While the government may not be moving as quickly as it normally does, the offices of immigration lawyers are still open. Accordingly, during this time it may be a good idea for those with an immigration matter to contact an immigration attorney.

Source: The Huffington Post, “How the Shutdown Affects Immigration,” Ryan Campbell, Oct. 3, 2013

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