Government funding will be temporarily extended through November 21, 2019, due to a Congressional vote. This temporary spending measure will impact all federal functions which include immigration programs and will go on through November 21, 2019, as Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget negotiations are made. The president is expected to sign this bill and it will be presented to him for his signature.

Immigration programs that will be temporarily extended:

  • The Conrad 30 waiver program for foreign medical graduates working in areas of the United States that are underserved by physicians; 
  • The special immigrant non-minister religious worker program;
  • E-Verify; and
  • The EB-5 regional center permanent residence program for foreign investors.

These programs were originally going to expire on September 30, 2019.

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