Take Two for April 16, 2013

Immigration Bill: The road to citizenship is a long and expensive one

Immigrants take the U.S. oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony in Irving, Texas.

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Immigrants take the U.S. oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony in Irving, Texas.

The immigration bill being filed today by the Senate's "Gang of Eight" creates a way for undocumented immigrants in this country to, "adjust their legal status."

But as expected, there are a lot of boxes to check before anyone can pursue that path to citizenship. There is a $500 fee to pay, plus back taxes, and you are ineligible if you have been convicted of a felony or three or more misdemeanors. KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas is here to tell us more.

 


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