Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

Immigration Emergency Fund


The $20 million that the Immigration and Naturalization Act makes available, in the Immigration Emergency Fund, for reimbursement of states and localities for certain immigration-related assistance is available annually, not just one time during the life of the IEF.

Updated July 9, 2014