The DOJ is considering a proposed rule to significantly increase fees to appeal immigration rulings. Currently, the fee to request an appeal of an immigration judge’s ruling is $110, the same as the fee to request for a case to be reopened or reconsidered by the Board of Immigration Appeals. The hikes would bring the fees up to $975 and $895, respectively. A DOJ spokesman said the department does not comment on pending rules, but added how “notably” the fees have remained static since 1986.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise.

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