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Priced Out of Citizenship

NYT opinion piece by Rahm Emanuel and Luis Gutierrez

Priced Out of Citizenship

Highlights: 

"As Congress debates creating a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, it must at the same time remove one of the biggest obstacles on that path: the cost of applying for citizenship.

Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Department of Homeland Security, charges $680 (including a mandatory $85 “biometric fee” to cover fingerprinting) to apply for naturalization. This steep fee, which can amount to more than two weeks’ wages for some immigrants, is so high that it effectively denies legal permanent residents a chance to become citizens."

 

read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/opinion/priced-out-of-citizenship.html?hp&_r=1& 

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Apr 4, 2013
Updated: Thu, Apr 4, 2013

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