The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed processing of EB-5 Regional Center applications/petitions. The EB-5 Regional Center Program has been authorized and extended for three weeks in connection with the short-term spending bill signed by President Trump, thereby ending the government shutdown. The continuing resolution (CR) reopens the government through February 15, 2019. The CR also lifts the suspension on other immigration programs including E-Verify, religious workers programs, and Conrad 30 Waiver Program for J-1 physicians.