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Make your voice heard on proposed USCIS naturalization fee increases!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a proposal that would increase the cost of the naturalization application for most applicants by approximately five percent, from $725 to $760, and impose increases for other naturalization services. Unfortunately, fee increases of any kind can pose a financial barrier to low-income and working-class lawful permanent residents (LPRs). 

When LPRs naturalize, they earn more, are more likely to become homeowners and make other critical economic contributions to our communities. In addition, naturalization confers greater opportunities for civic participation, making our democracy more robust. Unfortunately, however, increases in the cost of naturalization services could put the dream of U.S. citizenship out of reach for many of the nearly four million Latino LPRs eligible to naturalize. 

As a Latino elected or appointed official or a community or civic leader, it is critical that you make your voice heard on this important issue by submitting a public comment on the fee proposal.  Please use one of the links below to access a sample comment letter we have prepared for you. We encourage you to modify the sample comment to reflect your organization’s experiences or the experiences of the community you serve or represent. Your comment will be automatically submitted to USCIS after you have completed the form. We also believe educators are important civic and community leaders, and we encourage you to use that link to provide your input. 

We have also prepared Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about the fee proposal.  

The deadline to submit comments is on March 13, 2023.  Please click on the appropriate button below and ensure USCIS receives your input on this important issue. Thank you for making our economy and democracy stronger by submitting your comments.

For more information or questions, please contact Lucas Cabral at [email protected].