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Immigration Law Newsletter: Public Charge Update & Fee Increases

Immigration Law Newsletter By Moumita Rahman Banner


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Circuit Judge Ruling

After the Supreme Court ruled that the public charge rule cannot be applied to applications during the coronavirus pandemic, a circuit court ruling (on a different case) effectively allows the application of the new public charge rule in all states except for New York, Connecticut and Vermont. This is even more reason to get your adjustment of status application filed now.


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USCIS Filing Fees – Officially Going Up October 2nd!


Any application, petition or request postmarked on or after this date must include payment of the new, correct fees. Green card applications will now require separate fees for the work permit and travel permit application, bringing the total initial filing fee up to almost $3,000. If you’ve been putting off your application, now is the time to file!

We will not be able to accept all cases, so if you are looking to file call us at 212-248-7907 to schedule a consultation.


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For more information about the official increase in USCIS filing fees, watch my YouTube video on the topic. I discuss the reasons for this increase, explain how some of the price changes are misleading, and cover the impacts these changes will likely have.


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In last week’s Monday Coffee with Moumita I discussed unique situations you could find yourself in as an immigrant married to a US citizen or green card holder.

The most important thing to remember is that if your US citizen spouse is giving you a hard time in filing for a green card or getting a work permit, you have options. Through a self-petition you can get a work permit in 6-8 months and a green card in approximately 2.5 years. Call to schedule a consultation on your case at 212-248-7907



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