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All fees cover the costs incurred in providing a service, and there are additional costs involved in providing textual files.  Among these expenses are the fees paid by USCIS to a Federal Records Center to retrieve and return a textual file from storage.  The program also incurs additional time and effort on shipping, handling, and duplication of textual files.  Finally, most textual files contain a larger number of pages to be duplicated.

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