Immigration Court Fee Hikes Sent To White House For Review

Law360 (June 24, 2020, 5:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice will soon hike fees on immigration court filings following opposition from advocacy organizations and attorneys who claimed the fee increases, which could surpass 700%, will undermine due process for low-income immigrants.

The DOJ's Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees the U.S. immigration courts, sent the final version of its proposal to increase fees on various applications and filing notices to the White House for review on Tuesday, clearing the way for the increased fees to soon take effect.

If the finalized fee changes mirror the proposal released in February, immigrants facing deportation could face fees of...

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