"The Pew Research Center's recent study concluding that the number of Asian immigrants moving to the United States now exceeds the number of Latinos hardly seems surprising to me or many of my fellow immigration attorneys. My law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C., which has focused exclusively on United States immigration matters for more than 50 years, has seen a dramatic uptick in the number...
Naturalization Fees: 1985-2010
"Congress does not appropriate money for naturalization, which means the costs must be covered through fees. When applying for naturalization, a prospective citizen must pay U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) both for processing and the cost of providing biometrics (fingerprints, which are run against government databases).
As one can see from Figure 1, the cost of the naturalization process has escalated. In 1985, the cost of filing was only $35. This rose to $90 by 1991. The cost of naturalization increased to $390 by 2004, including biometrics, and rose three more times until reaching $680, where it currently stands, according to information from USCIS supplied by the American Immigration Lawyers Association."
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