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Congress Passes Temporary Budget Funding Government Through December 3, Averting Government Shutdown

A temporary spending measure was passed by the U.S. Congress to fund the U.S. government – including immigration operations – through December 3, 2021 while Congress continues to debate the FY 2022 federal budget. The bill will now go to President Biden, who is expected to sign the measure, averting a government shutdown on October 1, 2021. 

Temporary extension of expiring immigration programs

The bill extends two expiring immigration programs through December 3: the E-Verify program and the Conrad 30 program (for foreign medical graduates working in underserved areas). These programs were set to expire after 11:59pm ET on September 30, 2021.

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