Today, we bring you another weekly recap of US immigration news and updates. So, keep reading to stay ahead of changes that could affect your applications or stay in the US.
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Early 2024 USCIS Fee Hike
According to the latest updates, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is on the brink of implementing a noticeable hike to its fee structure. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) updated that the USCIS Final Fee Rule review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) was completed on January 19, 2024.
On January 8, 2024, OIRA received the final rule containing the significant hike in immigration fees. The Administration could fast-track the rule’s finalization as it has been eight years since the previous fee adjustment.
Undocumented Immigrants Face Trouble in Florida
A Florida Senate committee has approved a bill that would prohibit cities within the state from acknowledging identification provided by undocumented immigrants.
The community ID cards were designed to assist undocumented immigrants in navigating official procedures, including getting their kids registered for school and dealing with law enforcement.
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Border Issues Collaborated By US and Mexican Government Officials
To address security concerns at their shared border and ways to combat migrant smuggling networks, high-level talks between U.S. and Mexican government officials were launched last week.
In light of the rise in border crossings by Guatemalan migrants in recent months, the United States also declared its intentions to assist Guatemala.
According to a government official, the United States will be prepared to support Guatemalan citizens and their government on various issues. This includes hemispheric migration management and economic development.
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