us immigration, personal
I pegged the fundraising goal on my ko-fi page (https://ko-fi.com/dowson) to the cost of my citizenship application, which was $725.00(!)
I've been in the US for fifteen years, and I'm married to a wonderful American lady.
If I become a citizen, I can engage in the political activism I've been held back from (I can't join organizations right now), and I won't have to worry about the specter of deportation either.
Recouping the fee would be a massive help.
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