The Department of Homeland Security proposes to increase many immigration filing fees
The Department of Homeland Security recently published a proposal to increase many U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) application fees for U.S. employers and foreign nationals. According to this new regulation, fees for most employment-based petitions and applications would be raised by an average of 21% whereas other types of petitions may experience a higher increase in filing fees. The increase in filing fees will be effective if federal government approves the regulation, which is expected to take about several months following the close of the 60-day comment period on July 5, 2016.