Fee Waivers and Their Impact on DV Survivors

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This report outlines the established purpose and availability of fee waivers for immigration applications, examines recent USCIS proposals to limit access and create more stringent evidentiary standards, and explores the potential consequences of a more restrictive framework on domestic violence victims and other survivors of crime. It includes results of an informal survey of legal service providers assisting domestic violence and other crime victims from around the country. Finally, it offers recommendations to make fee waivers accessible and facilitate broad access to humanitarian immigration benefits.