EOIR is the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review. This is the office of the DOJ that is responsible for the immigration courts. Many people who are in the immigration court system simply cannot afford the substantial increase in fees proposed by EOIR, with increases being as much as 800%. This increase is unconscionable for those who wish to have their case redressed. No one can gather the necessary fee ($975 for an appeal) in 30 days after an immigration judges decision. This increase will simply shut out most individuals.
This increase will also significantly increase the use of EOIR fee waivers, which will in turn increase the burden on the courts. The proposed fee increase does not address this eventual outcome. The burden will then slow the process down and create an even larger backlog.
Klein Immigration urged EOIR to withdraw the proposed fee increase.
Please contact us below if you have any questions or concerns regarding this proposed fee increase and the effect on your immigration matters.