US CIS is a fee-based agency ... they are not shutdown.
So, even though they charge outrageous fees ... it is those very same fees that keep the 'wheels of justice' turning!
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CIS which adjudicates visa petitions and adjustment of status applications is funded principal through user fees and thus is not affected by the budget. The process should continue uninterrupted.
USCIS will continue its operations, but there will likely be a slowdown in adjudications as some support staff may be furloughed.
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USCIS is still going to operate because their work is funded by fees. USDOL and USDOS are a different story.
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