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Have you ever asked: “why politicians play their power games but the civilians suffer?”  Last time, the U.S. government shutdown was in 2013 and it lasted for 16 days.  The cost and inconvenience caused by the government shutdown was tremendous.  We hope the political standoff this time will end soon.

Why the Government Shutdown in 2018

The Republican and Democratic parties can’t agree on the solutions for the immigration policy and fiscal spending.

Standoff between Political Parties

Republican and Democratic leaders both said they would continue to talk, raising the possibility of a solution over the weekend. But House Republican leaders vowed that there will be no negotiating on immigration policy, a priority among Democrats, during the shutdown. -Wahsington Post

What Trump Said About the Shutdown

Democrats are far more concerned with illegal immigrants than they are with our great military or safety at our dangerous southern border,” he said. “They could have easily made a deal but decided to play shutdown politics instead.

This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present.

Your Visa and Traveling to the U.S.

As a future international student, you still can

  • apply for a visa to the United State because U.S. embassies all over the world will stay open.
  • travel to the United States because all air traffic will not be affected.  According to NPR news, “air traffic controllers, Transportation Security Administration officers and Customs and Border Protection agents would remain on the job.”

If you are an American, please refer to
You’ll get your mail, but not your passports. Here’s what’s affected by the shutdown -by CNN.

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