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As many of you may be aware, there is the possibility that the government will be shutdown Sep. 30th at midnight if congress doesn't reach an agreement with the White house. A shutdown would furlough all non-essential government employees. Does anyone know how this could potentially affect everyone who currently has pending immigration petitions with USCIS?

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1. It won't happen. It's a political game of chicken.

2. It would not affect USCIS because that is funded mostly through people's fees.

Even if USCIS is fully functional, things like security and background checks are outsourced to other agencies. These other agencies won't be shut down, but you can guarantee that Immigration background checks won't be as high a priority with non essential personnel not working.

I do agree that it's just a political game of cat and mouse and is extremely unlikely to happen, but there is too much government involved in immigration and visas for there not to be a slow down in services

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We should all be writing our congressmen and voicing our displeasure of the constant games being played at our expense. Shutting down the systems is the exact opposite of what we're paying them to do.

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How would a shutdown affect the visa interviews at the embassies?

Bumping for this question. Our interview in Moscow is on October 2nd.

I'm flying there from Portland to be with her. We've sunk about $2500 non refundable dollars into this trip (Nevermind the potential heartbreak).

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BETTER GET READY CUZ I THINK THIS ONE GOING TO HAPPEN AND IT WILL AFFECT AS MUCH AS THE WHITE HOUSE CAN POSSIBILY MAKE IT AFFECT SO PEOPLE WILL YELL AT THEIR CONGRESSMAN OR WOMAN AND THEY WILL GET WHAT THEY WANT MUCH BIGGER GOVT IF THAT POSSIBLE. YES IT IS A GAME....A VERY SERIOUS GAME

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So much for government by the people by representation. If a senator or congressman does not vote the way his party wants him to, won't be around for the next term.

If the executive, and the legislative majority is of the same party, even the jurisdiction branch is under the same control as they put whoever they want in power. So much for balance of government. If different the way it is now, nothing happens except stalemates. Don't believe the authors of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights wanted it this way.

Helping my wife and stepdaughter with that civics tests was nothing short of a bad joke the way we are now. But was a good reminder of how we should be.

Presidents original job was to oversee congress and keep law and order, today, nothing short of a dictator, can even start a war on his own.

Our court of laws haven't changed much still need a unanimous decision for the verdict, supreme courts get by with a 5 to 4 vote that are the most infamous decisions.

New president walks in with 10,000 new people to head our many newly created agencies, with the only qualifications, they helped the president get elected. Emilio Gonzales was one, a Cuban refugee, really made one hell of a mess with the USCIS, that hasn't been corrected since. This is the key problem.

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Highly unlikely this will happen, like already mentioned its a game of cat and mouse!

Like before, they will reach a deal and that is that!

Looks like it was likely to happen in the end. What does this mean for married couples who just submitted their AOS/AP for an immigrant visa at the Chicago Lockbox? We've planned a vacation out of the country in early January, would this be in jepoardy?

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Looks like it was likely to happen in the end. What does this mean for married couples who just submitted their AOS/AP for an immigrant visa at the Chicago Lockbox? We've planned a vacation out of the country in early January, would this be in jepoardy?

Still all drama, now the Republicans are just trying to...well forget it.

Yeah, from what I have read, the shut down should not effect anything related to the I-130s, since our application fees pay for everything that is associated with that

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