Stopping deportation in Massachusetts just got more expensive

Boston area residents with final orders of deportation may request a stay of removal with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) by filing Form I-246 at its Burlington, Massachusetts immigration office.  In the past, there had been no filing fee for this immigration application.  But, apparently, the free ride is over.  Effective immediately, a filing fee of $155 must be paid with Form I-246 in cash, money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks).

To learn more about whether a stay of deportation may be appropriate for your immigration case, please call our Boston office and speak with one of our immigration attorneys.  If you have appeared in Immigration Court and an Immigration Judge has ordered your deportation or removal from the United States, we are ready to help you by filing an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals, or possibly a stay of removal.