02 October 2013

Ripple Effects...

"Here’s How the Shutdown Affects Immigration Services," ABC News, 1 Oct. 2013 [text]

"Immigration Courts Remain Partly Open but Political Asylum Cases Delayed," Washington Post, 1 Oct. 2013 [text]

"On Day 1 of the Shutdown, It's Business as Usual for US Aid," Devex, 2 Oct. 2013 [text]

Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Sept. 2013) [text via InfoDocket]

*"US Government Says We'll Protect You to Refugees, but What Happens during Shutdown?," PRI, 2 Oct. 2013 [text]

"U.S. Government Shutdown Could Hit Foreign Aid," IPS, 1 Oct. 2013 [text]

What Happens during a Government Shutdown (AILA, Oct. 2013) [text]

A few examples of the impact the U.S. Government shutdown is having on access to information:

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
- Accessible but won't be updated.

Department of Homeland Security
- Web site not being actively managed.

Library of Congress
- Web site is not accessible.

Office of Refugee Resettlement
- Information on web site not being updated.

- Minimal staffing and updates.


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