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    Citizenship and Green Card Fees to Rise

    FOXNews.com - Citizenship and Green Card Fees to Rise - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum

    Immigration officials said Tuesday they will proceed
    with plans to double the cost of applying to become a U.S. citizen and
    triple the fee for seeking legal permanent residency.

    The fee increases will take effect July 30. Citizenship fees will rise from
    $330 to $595, plus $80 for required electronic fingerprints, an increase of
    $10. For legal permanent residency and fingerprints the cost will be
    $1,010 for those over 14. The cost now is $325.

    Officials with Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the
    Department of Homeland Security, said the increases are needed to
    improve service, hire 1,500 workers, improve offices, equipment and
    systems to process applications.

    "This agency is fee based, 99 percent of our budget comes from user
    fees. We need to be the agency people expect us to be. We need to
    undertake reforms .... The only way to get from there to here is to have
    the financial resources to do that," CIS Director Emilio Gonzalez said
    Tuesday.

    Many immigration groups and some Democratic members of Congress
    have protested the fee increases, saying they will put citizenship and legal
    immigration out of reach of many immigrants. They also question whether
    better service will follow.

    The new fees were to be published this week in the Federal Register and
    also were posted on the CIS Web site.

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    who Jah bless no man cus JAHTEE's Avatar JAHTEE is offline
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    dont forget passports too it's a damn shame
    *I have been Born Again*

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    We get hit in the UK as well with citizenship.Gone up from about £280 to over £600

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    they realize this is a good revenue service man...about 10 years or so ago to do the citizenship thing it wasn't over a $100 dollars i think...

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    So is Cost of Living....

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    DAMN RESIDENCY Going up to 1000! they really trying to reduce the amount of people who have permanent residency

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    Quote Originally Posted by fntsy19 View Post
    DAMN RESIDENCY Going up to 1000! they really trying to reduce the amount of people who have permanent residency
    yip..that's to make sure that most of the illegal immigrants in the States cannot afford to pay for it..and will have no other choice but to go back to their countries...

    I better file these papers sitting on my desk at home soon before I get hit with all this money to pay out...

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    damn!!!! $1,010?!?!?! I thought the citizenship fee was outlandish, but my lawd residency is de wuss!!!! Good thing i have my business in order oui.
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val3nie2debone View Post
    damn!!!! $1,010?!?!?! I thought the citizenship fee was outlandish, but my lawd residency is de wuss!!!! Good thing i have my business in order oui.
    You going to pay someone £500 to marry you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryfabulous View Post
    they realize this is a good revenue service man...about 10 years or so ago to do the citizenship thing it wasn't over a $100 dollars i think...
    You are correct! I paid $95 for citizenship in 1996!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilz™ View Post
    You going to pay someone £500 to marry you?
    marry me for what padna? I not de business marriage type.
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

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    This is insane. I feel it for the people who have to go through this process now and in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAHTEE View Post
    dont forget passports too it's a damn shame
    American Taxpaying Machines do not even realize that this is a STEALTH TAX........

    .......Just wait until the NATIONAL I.D. CARD becomes MANDATORY------

    ------and the MudderfuKKKers start Jacking Up the Price (for renewal) EVERY other YEAR like they do with Postage Stamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marabunta View Post
    Just wait until the NATIONAL I.D. CARD becomes MANDATORY
    They will become mandatory across here as well

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