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A Federal District Court Grants Injunction to Freeze USCIS Increase in Fees

Akula & Associates P.C.

Several non-profit organizations filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security and USCIS to prevent implementation of the USCIS Fee Schedule & Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements, 85 Fed. Reg. 46,788 (Aug. 3, 2020) (“Final Rule”) and to stay its effective date of October 2, 2020. The U.S. District Court for Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on September 29, 2020 prohibiting the implementation of the new USCIS Fee and Forms set to take effect on October 2, 2020. As a result, USCIS will continue to use the current fee schedule and accept current versions of all forms until final adjudication of the case.