Jan 31 2007

Marcha Migrante II

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GUEST: Enrique Morones, President and Founder of Border Angels

The Bush administration is seeking to propose an increase that would nearly double the cost of applying for U.S. citizenship while significantly raising fees for other immigration services. The director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services, Emilio Gonzalez, is expected to announce the proposal for immigration fee increases by today. If the Bush Administration’s proposals were to be implemented, the current cost of applying for U.S. citizenship would rise from $330 to nearly $600. Other services would see an average increase of 66%. As immigration policies continue to make citizenship more difficult to attain, immigration activists are preparing to launch a cross border caravan with the aims of pressuring Congress to pass humane and comprehensive immigration reform. Starting on Friday, February 2nd, a caravan of vehicles will traverse the U.S.- Mexico border from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas. This second-ever Marcha Migrante, or Migrant March, will gather testimonials, pay special tributes, and culminate in an all people’s immigration hearing upon returning to San Diego on February 17th.

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