Immigration Functions to Continue Under Short-term Spending Bill
Thursday, November 16, 2023
short-term spending bill funds immigration services

Federal lawmakers agreed to a short-term spending measure that will fund government through early next year, averting a shutdown that would have impacted some immigration functions 

Key Points:  

  • The Senate voted in favor of a short-term House spending bill Wednesday, sending it to President Biden for his signature.  
  • The two-part bill will fund some federal agencies through Jan. 19, 2024, and others — including the Departments of State, Labor and Homeland Security — through Feb. 2. 

BAL Analysis: A shutdown would have had serious consequences for some immigration services, particularly those at the Labor Department. Congress must pass another spending measure to keep the government open beyond early 2024.  


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