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How does the Government shut-down affect immigration?

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How does the Government shut-down affect immigration?

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Overview:

  • DOL immigration operations were suspended and the E-Verify and EB-5 Regional Center programs expired early Saturday after Congress failed to reach an agreement on the FY 2018 budget and relief for DACA beneficiaries.
  • Case processing at USCIS, CBP and U.S. consulates is not affected.
  • The Senate is expected to vote today on a measure to fund the government through February 8.

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Ryan Alexeev was born in Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned her B.S. in International Business and Management Information Systems. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. While attending law school, Ryan was the Vice President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Caucus and the Treasurer of the International Law Caucus. She was also very involved with the University Legal Assistance Center on campus that provided free legal services to the elderly and non-profit business owners. After practicing law for several years, Ryan decided to go back to school to obtain a Legal Masters in Taxation to be able to better service her clients with pre-immigration tax planning and those who want to do estate planning but are not U.S. citizens or have assets overseas.

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