Back in December, President Barack Obama signed a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government running through April 28, 2017.  Immigration programs that were extended at that time included the Conrad 30 Waiver, the Non-Minister Religious Worker Visa, the EB-5 Regional Center, and E-Verify.

After weeks of tension, uncertainty and an interim agreement, it seems that the budget bill will pass and the government will be funded through the end of the fiscal year – September 30, 2017. While the bill includes funding for CBP to increase border security and repair existing fencing, there is no allocation for “the wall.” The bill, however, includes the continuation of the following:

While it is expected that President Donald Trump will sign the bill, he tweeted, “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”