Request to Repeal EOIR Rule Imposing Immigration Fee Increases


May 21, 2021

The American Immigration Council and over 150 organizations supporting people in proceedings before the Immigration Courts or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) sent a letter to the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)—which oversees immigration courts and houses the BIA— to request the repeal of the EOIR rule that drastically increases immigration court fees across-the-board for critical immigration filings. The rule imposes excessive fees on already vulnerable non-citizens — many of them unrepresented — seeking to defend their liberty, and often their lives, in proceedings before the immigration courts.

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