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U.S. waives work permit and green card application fees for Afghan evacuees

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According to this article on CBS News, by CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ

“The Biden administration will waive application fees for tens of thousands of Afghans evacuees who are filing requests for U.S. work permits and permanent residency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday.

Afghans brought to the U.S. after July 30 under a humanitarian immigration process known as parole will qualify for a fee exemption on their applications for work authorization. The U.S. will also waive permanent residency petition fees for Afghans who are requesting Special Immigrant Visas due to their work with U.S. military forces.

Advocates had urged the Biden administration to waive these charges for weeks, saying that most of the new arrivals from Afghanistan don’t have the resources to pay the fees.”

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Why is the Supreme Court rejecting executive authority over immigration?

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According to this article on The Hill, by KIMBERLY WEHLE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

“On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a brief order denying an application for a stay of a lower court’s ruling that President Joe Biden must adhere to the Trump administration’s so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP) requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico pending a hearing.

Numerous media outlets have mistakenly characterized this order as a clear ruling that Biden must revive former President Trump’s MPP program, notwithstanding Biden’s executive order reconsidering it and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) subsequent decision to terminate the policy. But this frame is inaccurate. All the court did was refuse to temporarily lift the lower court’s injunction forcing Biden to reinvigorate the MPP pending full briefing and argument in the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which is scheduled for November.”

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