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Did you know it costs seven hundred non refundable US dollars to apply for the chance to be tested to become an American citizen? Did you know that if you fail, you just have to pay it again?

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@alex that's probably just the cost for the dna test to make sure you a re white enough

@alex@bigshoulders.city yes, yes I did. Dang. I used to tutor for the test and we worked super intensely one-on-one when someone had paid for it because it took so long for people to feel safe enough to take it. The class was run by a community group, though, so it was free and come-as-long-as-you-need.

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