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Important Religious Worker Update: Non-Minister Permanent Residence Program Temporarily Extended!


On Friday February 15, 2019 President Trump signed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019” (H.J. Res. 31) into law, funding the federal government through September 30, 2019. The Act also extends several immigration programs.  Division H, Sec. 102 of the Act amends the sunset date of the Non-Minister Permanent Residence Program under Sec. 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II) and (III) of the Immigration and Nationality Act until September 30, 2019.  Thus, the Non-Minister Permanent Residence Program is extended until September 30, 2019. 

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they arise. For more information please contact the Religious Immigration Services section at 301-565-4832 or contact your RIS attorney directly.


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