September 29, 2020
A California Judge Has Blocked the USCIS Fee Increases
The immigration rule would have increased fees on businesses, new citizens, international students needing work authorization, and others. The fees were scheduled to go into effect on October 2, 2020. On September 29, 2020, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White, in the Northern District of California, enjoined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, and officials serving in those agencies “from implementing or enforcing the Final Rule or any portion thereof.” The preliminary injunction is in effect nationwide. Case: Immigrant Legal Resource Center, et al. v. Chad F. Wolf, et al. involved 8 non-profit organizations that provide services to immigrants.