Monday, January 7, 2019

US Immigration and Travel Services during the Government Shutdown

uscitizenpod: US Immigration and Travel Services during the Government Shutdown

Lets begin with The Government Shutdown does not affect Citizenship services.
source: 12/22/2018 USCIS will continue to process USCIS Form N-400 Applications for Naturalization and interview applicants for U.S. Citizenship. USCIS offices will remain open, and all individuals should attend interviews and appointments as scheduled. USCIS will continue to accept petitions and applications for benefit requests. Read more in the notes here.
During the government shutdown, what can you do?
1. Check government websites or their social media accounts to find out how the shutdown will impact immigration and services that are important to you. 2. Carry the correct ID as you travel to and from you destination. This includes your state-issued ID (such as driver's license), passport, and Legal Permanent Resident card. 3. Make copies or take photos of your ID and record the number and keep the images and info in a secure, but accessible place. 4. Take the same precautions for your family members. Note: new federal requirements, commonly known as REAL ID, begins on October 1, 2020. See 5. If you have an opinion about the budget, immigration, travel, or any other topic, contact your representative by phone or email via or Frequently, the website will ask about your Zip + 4, which is your zip code plus your route number, which you can find by following the link to and entering your street address You can also write or call the President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 202-456-1111

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Recent VOA videos about the shutdown:

2019-01-09 No signs of Compromise in Dueling Addresses (articles, video, and more)

Frustrations Run High in Third Week of Shutdown 

Trump Asserts He Has "Absolute Right" to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

2019-01-09 Trump Sees Border Wall Promise as Key to Re-Election

2019-01-09 Trump Demands Border Wall in Speech

2019-01-08 Trump Address Followed by Democratic Response

2019-01-08 WaPo: Schumer and Pelosi's full response to Trump's border address (with subtitles)

2019-01-08 WaPo: Trump's full address to the nation on border security (with subtitles)

2019-01-08 Trump Address Followed by Democratic Response 

2019-01-08 What's Really Going on at the Southwest Border (infographics, and more!)

209-01-06 US Government Shutdown, Funding Impasse Drag On

2019-01-05 Shutdown Talks Led By VP Pence Break Up 2019-01-05 Talks Resume as US Govt Shutdown Continues 2019-01-04 Trump, Lawmakers Again Fail to End Shutdown 2019-01-04 Trump Doesn't Think Shutdown Will Last Years 2019-01-02 No Deal to End Shutdown From Trump and Lawmaker 2019-01-02 Trump Stands By Demand for Complete Wall at Border Watch more VOANews videos about the Shutdown, New Congress, the Border, and more at

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