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Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Plan To Increase Immigration Fees


A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s plans to increase fees for immigrants seeking to become US citizens and others applying for asylum.

The decision is a setback to US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that oversees the immigration system and has been struggling financially in recent months. USCIS, which is funded primarily through fees from immigration applications, canceled plans to furlough nearly 70% of its staff in August.

The rule blocked by US District Judge White in Northern California was set to take effect on Friday and would have established a new $50 fee for asylum-seekers, while also raising the prices for immigrants applying to become US citizens to upward of…



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