Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
DHS proposes to adjust USCIS fees by a weighted average increase of 21 percent, add new fees for certain benefit requests, establish multiple fees for petitions for nonimmigrant workers
USCIS also is proposing changes to certain other immigration benefit request requirements.
DHS proposes to adjust the USCIS fee schedule, which specifies the fee amount charged for each immigration and naturalization benefit request.DHS last adjusted the fee schedule on December 23, 2016, by a weighted average increase of 21 percent. (Oct. 24, 2016) (final rule) (FY 2016/2017 fee rule).
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Higher Flight Costs Coming in Germany to Curb Emissions
Germany’s main political parties are coalescing around proposals to increase the cost of flying, potentially doubling the tax on short-haul flights to slash greenhouse gas pollution.
Alarmed that the country is falling short of emissions-reductions pledges it made under the Paris Agreement on climate change, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats are drawing up policies with their Social Democrat coalition partners and focusing on air transport for some of the most dramatic reductions.
A proposal by Merkel’s CDU to double levies on domestic flights was announced by the party’s finance expert, Andreas Jung, in a press conference in Berlin. They’re part of a broader package that ministers are due to consider at a Sept. 20 meeting of Merkel’s cabinet meeting dealing with climate policies.