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I have interview next month! What happens if the president decides that he likes to shut down the government over his dream wall! Should i consider the interview cancelled and if it goes on pending? How longer could it take to be re-scheduled? Would they let me know there is a change of date in advance while they are shut down? I mean what should i be expecting? Any idea?

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4 minutes ago, dilip said:

 

Department of Homeland Security

USCIS: USCIS is funded by filing fees, so the USCIS is expected to continue to process immigration applications as normal. Some field offices have already issued statements indicating they will maintain regular operations.

Thank you. Such a relief :)

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yes, USCIS is funded by private means (our fees)  and not part of the federal budget,  but some offices can be closed if they operate in a federal building if the building itself is closed 

found this below 

 

But it isn’t in itself essential to facilitate legal immigration to the US. US Citizenship and Immigration Services will largely be unaffected by the shutdown simply because it doesn’t get its money from Congress; it’s funded by the fees it charges applicants. But companies seeking work visas for their employees might run into trouble, because the Department of Labor office that needs to approve their petition would be closed.

Overseas, consular offices, while they could stay open over a brief shutdown by running off fee money, could end up being closed if the shutdown is prolonged — making it impossible for people in those countries to get approved to come to the US until the government reopened.

And while the US Refugee Admissions Program isn’t technically subject to shutdown, the Obama administration stopped bringing refugees to the US during the 2013 shutdown anyway, because of the anticipated difficulty getting Social Security cards and other vital resources to refugees once they arrived in the United States. Feeding refugees is considered an essential function of the State Department, but resettling them permanently isn’t on the same level.

 

BTW longest shutdown was 21 days

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4 hours ago, kris&me said:

the Obama administration stopped bringing refugees to the US during the 2013 shutdown anyway, because of the anticipated difficulty getting Social Security cards and other vital resources to refugees once they arrived in the United States

Does this mean that they would stop processing applications for new SSN numbers (such as for K1 visa holders arriving around that time)?😬

 

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~~Moved to General Immigration Discussion, from US Citizenship Discussion.~~


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3 hours ago, Tasiedu08 said:

But does the NVC shut down is the big question. I’m at pretty sure some embassies may even close temporarily. 

Yes the consulates and NVC have shut down.   The NVC frequently has snow days as well.  


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