Attorney General James Fights Trump Administration's Sweeping, Unlawful Increases to Immigration Fees

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 14:47

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 19 attorneys general, today took legal action to support efforts to immediately block a new Trump Administration regulation that arbitrarily and dramatically increases fees for immigration-related applications. As part of the rule, the Trump Administration — for the first time in U.S. history — will impose fees on asylum applications for those fleeing violence and persecution. In today’s amicus brief — filed in support of the plaintiffs in Immigrant Legal Resource Center v. Wolf — the coalition highlights the chilling and potentially dangerous effects the arbitrary fee increases will have on both immigrant families and the states, and urges the court to grant a preliminary injunction to halt the regulation.

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