Rep. Lofgren Introduces Bill to Void Immigration Fee Increases
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), the Chair of the House Immigration Subcommittee, has taken on the USCIS over the fee increase that went in to effect July 30, 2007 by introducing legislation to force USCIS to reverse course. Lofgren issued the following press release in connection with the bill:
"Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today introduced a bill to void the recent increases in immigration fees by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The bill would void the new fee structure set to take effect today and reinstate the previous fee structure. The bill also states that USCIS has consistently failed to reduce application backlogs and has suffered from a lack of transparency and effective management..."