USCIS was set to increase its fees after October 2nd. Fees would be put out of the reach of many individuals because many who apply for citizenship live below poverty. According to an article published by Immigration Impact, “if people cannot afford to naturalize as U.S. citizens, they never will earn one of the key privileges of citizenship: the right to vote”.
Not having that privilege to vote is essential. Every vote counts and every vote can make a difference. Applications to naturalize should be just as voting is free. Allowing immigrants to become U.S citizens could benefit the community and even the country as a whole on an economic level.
USCIS should take into consideration the fact that increasing the fees could deteriorate the future of the country. Lets hope that increasing the fees is not successful and it stays where it is.