Four immigration programs that were set to expire have been temporarily extended without alteration after Congress passed a short-term budget bill late Wednesday.
The programs were set to expire Sept. 30, the last day of the fiscal year, and have been extended, along with other federal government programs, through Dec. 9.
The programs in question are:
The extension of the programs described above applies not only to principal visa applicants, but also to spouses and dependent children.
BAL Analysis: The stopgap budget agreement reached Wednesday will extend the programs listed above through Dec. 9, but Congress must approve a longer-term budget agreement for them to be extended beyond that. BAL will continue to monitor developments in Congress and report on any significant immigration-related developments in the coming weeks and months.
This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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