- United States: President Signs Measure to Keep Federal Government Open Through April 8
- March 22, 2011
- Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
A federal shutdown has once again been temporarily averted since the President signed another temporary spending measure earlier today. Government operations, including the various immigration-related functions, will continue through April 8, 2011.
As stalemate on this year’s federal budget continues, the prospect of a shutdown remains a possibility, though Congress could pass additional temporary resolutions to keep the government open while debate is underway.
U.S. immigration agencies have not yet publicly announced their operation plans in the event of a shutdown, though agencies that are fee-funded, like U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, could remain open but with processing delays possible.