USCIS Sued Over New Limits On Immigration Fee Waivers

Law360 (October 31, 2019, 4:51 PM EDT) -- Immigration organizations hit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with lawsuits in California and D.C. federal court this week, challenging its decision to no longer waive application fees for immigrants who receive public benefits and narrowing who qualifies for the fee waivers.

In a lawsuit filed in D.C. federal court Wednesday, the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project, which provides legal assistance to thousands of low-income immigrants every year, argued that the government’s recent policy change is “arbitrary” and “capricious” and will make it more difficult for low-income applicants to show that they cannot afford expensive fees, which can be over a thousand...

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