In the final days of the Government's fiscal year, Congress passed Public Law 114-223, Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act. This act was signed on September 29, 2019 by President Obama, keeping the government funded and certain programs in place through December 9, 2016. As part of this law, the Religious Worker, Conrad 30 Waiver, EB-5 Immigrant Investor, and E-Verify programs have been extended until December 9, 2016. Absent Congressional action, each of these programs would have expired at midnight on September 30, 2016. Congress will likely address longer term extensions for these programs in the next two months as part of the larger funding bills to keep the government funded through the balance of Fiscal Year 2017. We will bring you additional updates on these programs in future editions of our newsletter.