CNS (formerly INS) fee hikes

Homeland Security Proposes Immigration Fee Hike
"WASHINGTON — Because of higher security and administrative costs, Homeland Security (search) officials want to raise the fees that immigrants pay to become legal residents or U.S. citizens or get other benefits.

"The department's Citizenship and Immigration Services (search) bureau proposed the increase in documents filed for publication in the Federal Register (search). The documents were on display at the Federal Register office Friday."

What ever happened to being frugal and doing more with less?

"The General Accounting Office (search) reported this month that the backlog of immigrants waiting for applications to be processed had grown 59 percent to 6.2 million during the past three years."

And this is the agency that people what to give even more responsibilities to.


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