Now is the time to help your parents and relatives get
US Citizenship

Published On: September 8, 2020

Help your relatives become U.S. citizens before October 2, 2020. Fees will almost double from $640 to $1,170.

Many first generation Americans know how hard it is to convince their relatives that they should become US citizens. Parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts… people who have lived in the US and had their Green Cards for years, sometimes decades, but somehow never got to becoming a citizen. You’ve probably heard them say “I have a Green Card, it’s just as good.” “It’s too hard to become a citizen.” “My English isn’t that good, and I need to pass an interview.”

At a time when immigrants are facing more and more hardships – not just economic, but administrative, under an administration that continues to restrict immigration and immigrant rights – explaining to your relatives that US citizenship is valuable is more important now than ever. Firstly, citizenship is closely tied to economic opportunity. As a group, citizens earn between 50 and 70 percent more than Green Card holders, have lower unemployment rates, and are less likely to fall below the poverty line. Secondly, it is becoming increasingly expensive to apply for U.S. Citizenship.

From October 2, the application fees for citizenship will almost double. The Trump administration has announced massive fee increases for citizenship related documents. While becoming a citizen will cost you $640 today, that price will soar to $1,170 on October 2.

Additionally, the fee to replace a Green Card will be $450. After October 2, replacing a Green Card twice will be more expensive than US citizenship. U.S. citizenship is one of the most valuable things someone can have, and soon, it will even make financial sense to be a citizen instead of keeping the Green Card.

Your parents and relatives are as American as anyone else; all they lack is that one piece of paper that declares them a US Citizen. Before it becomes unaffordable, help them Apply for Citizenship today!

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