Monday was the last day to comment on a proposed rule to increase fees for immigration records requests by 500%. Currently, the fee is $65 to request a search and $65 for the records. The rule would bring the fees to $240 to request a search and $385 for the records. People often request immigration records of their relatives or ancestors from the 1800s and 1900s. One genealogist suggested a different change in lieu of the fee hikes: transferring control of the records to the National Archives, which is more suited to handling records.
– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise
Posted in: Immigration
posted on: January 2, 2020