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EOIR, OALJ Shutdown Information

EOIR Shutdown Information - "Immigration courts nationwide are continuing to adjudicate detained cases. Court functions that support the detained caseload will continue, but other functions are suspended. For specific information about a particular court, please see below. The Board of Immigration...

The E-Verify Shutdown: What Does It Mean For Employers and Employees?

USCIS posted this message on October 1, 2013: "E-Verify is currently unavailable due to a government shutdown. While E-Verify is unavailable, you will not be able to access your E-Verify account. As a result, you will be unable to: Enroll any company in E-Verify Verify employment eligibility...

EOIR Shutdown Information

"Immigration courts nationwide are continuing to adjudicate detained cases. Court functions that support the detained caseload will continue, but other functions are suspended. For specific information about a particular court, please see below. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is processing...

How the Government Shutdown Affected E-Verify

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 10/17/2013 10:28 AM EDT: "E-Verify has resumed operations following the federal government shutdown. All E-Verify features and services are now available. The following information addresses questions on how the federal government’s...

USCIS: 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...

EOIR Announces Changes Due to the Lapse in Federal Government Funding

"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. Immigration courts nationwide continued to adjudicate detained cases but all other functions were suspended. Any filing with the immigration...

OFLC Stakeholder Notice regarding handling of applications and responses after government shutdown

"OFLC appreciates the challenges the regulated community has experienced as a result of the lapse in appropriations, which resulted in the cessation of the operation of OFLC's electronic systems, and further resulted in a backlog of documents submitted to OFLC during that period by mail, hand...

AP FOIA Reveals Govt. Shutdown Delayed 37,000 Immigration Cases

"The U.S. government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards. While the U.S. immigration courts are now running as usual, immigrants who had hoped to have their cases resolved...