30 September 2013
Category News Room
30 September 2013,
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As our elected Senators and Representatives debate extending spending to prevent a government shutdown, our clients want to know how this could impact them.

United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (of the Department of Homeland Security) will continue to operate, as they are self-funded and thus exempt from the effects of a government shutdown.

The Department of State, which operates all U.S. embassies and consulates, will continue the issuance of visas and passports.

Customs and Border Protection will continue to operate as they perform essential security functions, however they may have fewer officers available at ports of entry. In the event of a government shutdown, travelers passing through customs upon entry to the U.S. should expect delays.

To find additional information on how various government agencies will be impacted, please visit the website of the Office of Management and Budget.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans

**This newsletter is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide legal advice.**

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