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Immigrant's Weekly Feb 12, 2007
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Dear Weekly Editor:
I retired from the former INS in 2000 but I remember fees costing $10 for an immigrant petition and $50 for an application for citizenship. Understandably the cost of doing business for the government has risen dramatically but I am sure not as a direct result of aliens attempting to gain lawful permanent status or citizenship. I am not sure if it could be directly tied to more exhaustive record checks. It used to take no more than15 minutes to decide the fate of a family petition or an application for citizenship when face to face interviews were the norm. Face to face interviews, on the average take approximately the same amount of time once all record checks are done yet the final decision takes months. So what is the underlying cause to this phenomenon? Fees increased to offset the manpower needs, modernization, and background inquiries yet we continue to see the same results. Adjudicators are usually required to process 20-25 naturalization applications per shift. If we multiply each by $400 the result is $8000 to 10,000 per day each officer. The fee increase would generate approximately $12,000 to 15,000 per officer work day. If we calculate $50 per hour for each officer (and this is very high) for an eight hour day we arrive at $400 per day. So how many personnel are assisting in the flow of each application? I do not believe there are enough people to justify such exorbitant fees even if CIS was so technologically advance that it would be in the 23rd century! Pay me $50 each, give me access to the system and I will do as many as you want and save our taxpayers and users a bundle. Not only will applicants and taxpayers save but the time to process each petition or application would be dramatically reduced.

Victor W. Johnston
Retired OIC Legacy INS

Dear Weekly Editor:
I am totally in favor to increase the immigration fees. We are the only country that practically gives the Naturalization process away considering the benefits that people obtain with my taxes and I bet your's too. Unless you became an L.P.R. declared a minimum amount of income so your 6 + American kids can go to school and received all the benefits ( free breakfast, lunch, snack, after school and supplies,etc), received all the income credits that there is to be and after 5 years you applied for Naturalization and live out of your foods stamps, and of the cash money you get paid and of course do not declared in your so call taxes. By the way how is the mansion you built in your country of origin. It must be wonderful having permanent vacation, educating your kids for free and of course receiving your check from the United States because you are not only an American ( for convenience) but "other country nationality for ever". The fees must be raise it is only fair. If you do not have the money then is time to go to your country of origin and get the benefits over there or go to a non profit organization I bet some Director will be willing to pay for your benefits.


Dear Weekly Editor:
This is terrible news. The USCIS does not get it. The system in inefficient, slow, and outdated. Every fee increase has come with a promise of improved processing time that never happens. They are forcig good hard working people out of the legal process and into under the shadows way fo life. People will cease renwing work authorizations becuase they have to buy groceries and pay their light bill. It is a shame to raise the fees to such high numbers it appears to be more punitive. The increase will also cripple the lawyers who practice immigration and increase business for those who engage in unauthorized practice of law. After the person weighs for the fees one would rationalize attempts to do it themselves or use notaries.


Dear Weekly Editor:
Finally! the United States is the only country that gives away the benefits of becoming a United States Citizen. Maybe now people are going to be serious in becoming a USA citizen and be proud of it without taking advantage of our country. Not only the government should rise the fee but also the requirements and instead of being 5 years of waiting should be 10. Let's see how many Non- profit organizations are going to start doing their massive Naturalization application so 99.9% of their clients are going to be in line to request means tested programs?

Concerned Citizen

Dear Weekly Editor:
I just wanted to say that I am appalled that U.S. thinks it's necessary to raise the fees for immigrants. My wife is currently in the process, and so far we have paid out over $750! We've been married 4 years, so it's not like we just got married to get her in the country! And she’s a German national, of German descent, and as far as I know Germany isn't on some terrorist watch list or anything that would make it harder or more drawn out for her. It is hard, however, and quite a drawn out process. When I got out of the Army in Germany, I paid $25 and it took 15 minutes to get my "Visa" which was good for 5 years. I could have, at the end of the 5 year period, paid another $25 and had another "Visa" for 15 years. What is America’s problem?! Isn’t this the "Great Melting Pot"? If so, then why is it so hard to become a resident?!?!!!!

Justin Felts
Coeur d'Alene, ID


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