Thursday, May 31, 2007

Immigration fees

So fees to become a US citizen are going up. Pro-Immigration advocates are upset that the fees are increasing dramatically (from $395-$1010). They are not upset that federal authorities are trying to improve service for applicants and reduce wait times for application processing. They are against paying more for better service. Apparently, the fact that it takes money and paid workers to process these forms is not important to them. At least not as important as complaining.

One other note- none of the articles I read about this topic noted when the last fee increase was enacted. If it's been 10 years, a fee increase is needed just to cover inflation.

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