Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DHS Immigrant Fee Update

A recently published article conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) outlines the potential loss of $166,000,000 in U.S. Government funds, based on the government's own figures, due to an error in implementation of the September 24, 2010 Immigrant Fee.  The article clarifies how this lack of implementation has cost the U.S. Government by stating; 

The fee could have been collected as early as September 24, 2010, but wasn’t because of a lack of coordination between the Department of State and DHS; that error has cost the U.S. Government $166,000,000 based on the government’s own figures, indicating that typically 36,000 immigrants a month come from overseas, and that there was a 28-month gap between the fee’s authorization and its first planned collection.
An outline of the Immigrant Fee can be found on our previous blog post and for more information visit the USCIS website or Contact Us for the latest on immigration reform.

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