The Executive Office for Immigration Review Announces Changes Due to the Lapse in Federal Government Funding

ALLS CHURCH, VA – During the period of October 1-16, 2013, the Executive Office for Immigration Review was operating in a limited capacity due to the lapse in government funding.


Important Information on Form I-129 H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B Petitions

If an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request was due to the government shutdown, USCIS will consider the government shutdown as an extraordinary circumstance and excuse the late filing, if the petitioner meets all other applicable requirements.

Nonimmigrant Visas: 

President Signs Bill; Federal Employees Told to Return to Work

According to the New York Times :

About 12:30, President Obama signed the measure passed by the Senate and the House to reopen the government and extend federal borrowing power. Earlier, the Office of Management and Budget said federal employees should return to work on Thursday.


S.169 - I-Squared Act of 2013, 113th Congress (2013-2014)

 (Reintroduced in 2015)

Text: S.169 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. 169 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 169 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________


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