150+ Organizations and Agencies Join in Request for 60-day Comment Period to Respond to Major USCIS Fee Changes
On Nov. 12, 2019, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., with over 150 organizations, agencies and local governments, delivered a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Kenneth Cuccinelli and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Acting Administrator Paul Ray, urgently requesting a 60-day comment period for the public to respond to USCIS’ proposal to change its fee schedule. USCIS’ proposals would drastically change access to naturalization, eliminate critical fee waivers for low-income and vulnerable immigrants, increase fees for DACA renewals, create additional barriers for asylum seekers, transfer over $200 million in funds to ICE and more. The advance notice of the rule, pre-published in the Federal Register on Nov. 8, indicated the public would be given only 30 days to respond.