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.  

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group.  

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