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USCIS proposes cost recovery surcharge

  1. Date Announced

    June 25, 2020

    USCIS proposes a surcharge of 10% to applications in order to repay the $1.5 million of emergency funding requested from Congress on May 15, 2020. USCIS predicts the drop in applications due to the COVID pandemic will produce a "crippling budget shortfall." [ID #1035]

    View Policy Document
  3. Subsequent Action

    June 19, 2020

    OMB letter voicing support for USCIS's continued operation and allocation of emergency funding.

    OMB Letter Supporting USCIS Cost Recovery
  4. Subsequent Action

    June 24, 2020

    DHS letter voicing support for USCIS request to Congress for increased funding in the wake of reduced applications due to COVID-19

    2020.06.24 DHS Letter in Support of USCIS

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