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Immigrant reform might raise price of citizenship

Immigrant reform might raise price of citizenship

POSTED: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:14am

Some proposals would impose fines of $2,000 on top of application fees

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Hilda Vasquez squirreled away the money for her U.S. citizenship application by selling batches of homemade tamales at South Texas offices. Carmen Zalazar picked up extra babysitting jobs at night after caring for kids all day in Houston.

The women scrimped and saved for months to pay for the $680 application, but for other applicants in the future, it might not be enough.

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