For Now, There Will be no Increase in Immigration Fees
A U.S. district judge in California has granted a temporary halt on the increase of immigration filing fees that were due to increase on October 2, 2020. The injunction applies nationwide. The lawsuit was filed by a group of non-profit organizations claiming that Chad Wolfe, a newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, violated the rules of succession. Two federal courts have concluded that revisions of the rules of succession were improper. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services likely will be able to increase fees in the future. The temporary halt helps many immigrants applying for immigration benefits. For now, attorneys and clients can continue to file cases using the current USCIS filing fee structure.