Immigration Agency Seeks Bailout, Plans to Charge More for Visa Applications

By May 18, 2020In the News

 Immigration Agency Seeks Bailout, Plans to Charge More for Visa Applications

Geneva Sands, CNN (May 18, 2020)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requesting $1.2 billion from Congress to make up for lost funds since the onset of COVID-19 limits and immigration restrictions implemented by the Trump administration between the years of 2017 and 2019. On top of that, they plan to include a 10% surcharge for all USCIS applications. This comes as the Trump administration is planning to continue immigration restrictions.

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