November 20, 2019

Ropes & Gray and Project Citizenship have filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and their respective acting directors in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The lawsuit challenges a rule change recently imposed by USCIS, set to go into effect on December 2, which eliminates the primary means by which low-income legal permanent residents have historically been able to establish their eligibility for a fee waiver in connection with their citizenship application.

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