Editorial: Raising fees for immigration applications is wrongheaded

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New York Daily News

It’s very reasonable that when you’re paying thousands of dollars in fees for a service, you expect it to be done well. You certainly don’t expect your fees to be dramatically increased to coincide with the service being performed much slower and less efficiently, as has now been proposed for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In a federal rule published this month, the Homeland Security subagency floated steep increases to fees for employment visas and green cards, raising costs that are already practically unaffordable for many employers and applicants. Visas like O-1, H-1B and L…

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