Help fight USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hike - Reopened Comments Until 10 Feb 2020

Renée K. Carl
 

As previously posted, those of us fighting to prevent the fee hikes to the USCIS Genealogy Program wanted to make sure that people new to the issue know that the comment period reopened. This additional time is a gift, and there are 4 steps you can take to help fight the fee hike:

1) If you have not submitted a comment, now is the time! All the information you need to know is at http://recordsnotrevenue.com/. Submit your comments at: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USCIS-2019-0010-10938

2) Once you have submitted a comment at the Federal Rulemaking Portal, please make sure you write your Senators and Representative! You can simply forward along a copy of your comments, and if you receive a response, please let me know, or send an email to "recordsnotrevenue @ gmail.com" (you need to delete the extra spaces to make the email work).

3) If you have submitted a comment Federal Rulemaking Portal, you are welcome to submit supplementary comments, however, there is no need to submit repeat or duplicative comments. If your comment has not yet posted to the online portal, but you received email confirmation and/or a receipt number from your previous comment, there is no need to submit the same comment again.** However, you are welcome to add additional thoughts to your previous comments; just be sure to include reference to your previous comment in your supplementary comment.
 
4) Share share share! Every single comment matters.
 
Thanks for your efforts, and for caring about these important records.
 
Renee Carl, and the Records Not Revenue team
Washington, DC
**While many comments post quickly in the online portal, some comments may take up to several months to post for a variety of reasons. As such - if you received confirmation via email or a comment receipt number that your comment was received, rest assured it will post sooner or later.

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