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Trump Admin Proposes 10% Surcharge To Immigration Filing Fees

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As if the fees weren't high enough, the administration is proposing a 10% surcharge to be used for deficit reduction.

 

Deficit Reduction. The Budget also includes two immigration-related deficit reduction proposals:
•The Budget proposes adding a 10 percent surcharge to immigration filing fees to be used for deficit reduction. This proposal, which will raise $5 billion over the next ten years, recognizes that those who relocate to the U.S benefit significantly from the Nation’s opportunities;

 

FY20-Fact-Sheet_Immigration-Border-Security_FINAL.pdf


c9 AOS Concurrently filed I-130 & I-130A, I-485, I-131, I-765

 

2019-02-21 Package sent to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

2019-02-27 Package received

2019-02-27 Priority Date

2019-03-04 Notice Date

2019-03-09 Notice received via USPS

2019-03-15 Biometrics Appointment Notice received

2019-03-26 Attended Biometrics Appointment

2019-04-01 Case is ready to to be scheduled for an interview

2019-04-22 Interview Notice received via USPS

2019-05-20 Interview

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Gotta get those $$$ to build the WALL somehow!


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, junkmart said:

As if the fees weren't high enough, the administration is proposing a 10% surcharge to be used for deficit reduction.

 

Deficit Reduction. The Budget also includes two immigration-related deficit reduction proposals:
•The Budget proposes adding a 10 percent surcharge to immigration filing fees to be used for deficit reduction. This proposal, which will raise $5 billion over the next ten years, recognizes that those who relocate to the U.S benefit significantly from the Nation’s opportunities;

 

FY20-Fact-Sheet_Immigration-Border-Security_FINAL.pdf

Kinda makes sense to me.  There's a lot of other great stuff in that document.  Probably won't happen though because the immigration process is funded by those who are immigrating.

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18 minutes ago, junkmart said:

As if the fees weren't high enough, the administration is proposing a 10% surcharge to be used for deficit reduction.

 

Deficit Reduction. The Budget also includes two immigration-related deficit reduction proposals:
•The Budget proposes adding a 10 percent surcharge to immigration filing fees to be used for deficit reduction. This proposal, which will raise $5 billion over the next ten years, recognizes that those who relocate to the U.S benefit significantly from the Nation’s opportunities;

 

FY20-Fact-Sheet_Immigration-Border-Security_FINAL.pdf

IMO this proposal, along with others, is partially meant to keep immigrants out by making the process more costly. When you combine this one with the proposal to raise the income requirements to be 250% above poverty level, its just another hurdle that less affluent people cannot overcome.


c9 AOS Concurrently filed I-130 & I-130A, I-485, I-131, I-765

 

2019-02-21 Package sent to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

2019-02-27 Package received

2019-02-27 Priority Date

2019-03-04 Notice Date

2019-03-09 Notice received via USPS

2019-03-15 Biometrics Appointment Notice received

2019-03-26 Attended Biometrics Appointment

2019-04-01 Case is ready to to be scheduled for an interview

2019-04-22 Interview Notice received via USPS

2019-05-20 Interview

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