DHS Leaders Drop Appeal of Blocked Immigrant Visa Fee Rule

Dec. 29, 2020, 2:56 PM

Acting heads of the Department of Homeland Security have abandoned their appeal of a California federal court ruling that blocked U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services from raising visa fees for immigrants trying to access benefits.

In a Monday filing, U.S. Justice Department lawyers representing Homeland Security, acting Secretary Chad Wolf, and acting Deputy Secretary Kenneth Cuccinelli, moved for the unopposed voluntary dismissal of their appeal to the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The USCIS visa fee rule was enjoined Sept. 29 by Judge Jeffrey S. White from the U.S. District Court for the Northern ...

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