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US Citizenship Granted to 104 Year Old Oregon Woman

Posted by Michael Pollak on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 @ 8:49 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. - There is an old saying, "better late than never" and Marion Pringle certainly demonstrated that when she finally received proof she's a U.S. citizen...at the ripe age of 104!

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USCIS Financial Challenges Driving Possible Fee Increases

Posted by Michael Pollak on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 @ 8:41 AM
A $118 million shortfall resulting from a drop in citizenship applications and skilled worker visas is causing concern among immigrant advocate groups.  The agency, which is now required by law to be self-supporting is considering the fee increases and budget cuts next year.  The high cost of citizenship will put a strain on low and moderate income permanent residents seeking naturalization.  In addition, the shortfalls could adversely impact the agencies ability to support the possibility of legislation that could cause millions of undocumented applicants applying for legalization.  Read more in an LA Times article by Teresa Wanabe and Anne Gorman.
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