Continuing Resolution Funds the Federal Government and Extends 2 Immigration Programs

On September 29, 2016, the President signed legislation which funds the federal government for a short term until December 9, 2016, preventing a government shutdown and extends two immigration programs which otherwise would have sunset on September 30,2016.

H.R. 5325 Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, extends both the employment based fourth preference non-minister special immigrant program for religious workers and employment based fifth preference EB-5 Regional Center programs and funds the federal government until December 9, 2016, well after the November, 2016 presidential election.  Members of Congress from both parties have stated their intent to draft legislation which would make significant changes to the EB-5 program prior to that date.