- Abogada Juliana Garcia
What happens to USCIS during the government shutdown?
Updated: Jan 16, 2019
USCIS, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, office are open throughout the government shutdown. According to a statement by USCIS, “fee-for-service activities performed by USCIS are not affected by a lapse in annual appropriated funding.” Since immigrants applying for benefits pay fees for their applications, immigration offices are able to stay open during the shutdown.