A proposed regulation from a September USCIS meeting has shown USCIS considering new fees for DACA recipients, charging multiple fees for asylum applications and documents, and transferring $200 million to ICE. The additional budget for ICE is for “qualifying investigative work.” The specific asylum fees proposed are a $50 fee for the application, a fee for employment authorization documents, and decreasing fee waivers to only those required by statute and treaties. USCIS will likely officially publish a proposal in January.

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

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