President Joe Biden signed a federal spending bill this week that includes a boost in funding for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a provision that could help the State Department reduce its processing backlog and reauthorizes the EB-5 immigrant investor program.
BAL Analysis: The passage of the spending bill averted the possibility of a government shutdown and, the legislation includes provisions that could help USCIS and the State Department reduce processing backlogs. BAL will follow the implementation of the new legislation and will provide updates as information becomes available.
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