JCS Immigration and Visa, an immigration law office located in Central Los Angeles, has been following the news with regard to the United States Government shutdown/hiatus, as it concerns federal agencies that we personally work with. Our main agency, the Department of Homeland Security, which controls Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to name a few.
We have word from USCIS that all operations are in business, while the Los Angeles Immigration Court, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), under the U.S. Department of Justice, is currently closed. The Department of State and the U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad is expected to be closed unless in “extreme emergencies” such as allowing a diplomat a visa.
We would like to share the below included link to the official statement made by the Department of Homeland Security regarding what changes may occur to their federal agency.