Congress has passed a spending measure that will fund the government through Dec. 7. President Donald Trump said he will sign the bill to keep the government open, but has also threatened to veto it because it does not include funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border. Funding of the federal government is set to expire Oct.1.

Key points:

  • The continuing resolution would include funding for immigration operations through Dec. 7.
  • The bill also extends four immigration programs that were scheduled to sunset at the end of the day Sunday: E-Verify, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program, the Special Immigrant Religious Worker program and the Conrad 30 Waiver program for foreign doctors.

BAL Analysis: The spending bill, if signed by the president, would avert a shutdown for now, but a budget fight—including potential funding for Trump’s border wall—would resume at the end of the year.

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