Because the United States Customs and Immigration Service is almost entirely funded by the fee paid to the service, the partial government shut down which went into effect on October 1, 2013, has had minimal effect on immigration services. E-Verify, which is funded by the federal government, is dark. Also, there may be some delays with regard to immigration courts, although they will continue to function. In all, immigration, visa processing, and border security, are unlikely to see more than 5-10% of their workforce furloughed. While there may be a little delay in some cases, those needing immigration services can expect largely similar service and results.
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