Good & bad news on the immigration front.
The good news is the threatened furlough of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) staff did not happen and the agency is open and conducting interviews.
The bad news is the fee increases for USCIS petitions is going to affect on October 2nd. USCIS claims the average increase is 20% but some forms are increasing by over 500% (yes, that’s 500% and not a typo).
If you are a Legal Resident/Green cardholder, you can avoid paying higher fees if you file before October 2nd.
The I-751 petition to remove conditions on a two-year Legal Resident/Green card will increase 28% to $760. The N-400 petition to become a naturalized U.S. citizen will increase 81% to $1160.
Don’t delay – file today!
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