Amnesty deadlines are near, and our country is screaming how surprised we are about the poor response from the Mexican people coming forward. How little our public knows!
Each night I listen to the news and become outraged. No one seems to realize that the immigration department requires each applicant to pay $185 in filing fees (per person) plus attorney costs.
Are you aware that in our state anyone can file a waiver to file for a divorce based on inability to pay and file free? Or a traffic citation?
Yet the Mexicans who make up probably 90% of our labor force are not given any financial assistance on this.
The average laborer works for about $4 per hour. A $185 filing fee is more than one full week's wages! In reference to attorney fees, most will allow for family discounts. In most situations, though, the applicant will file for himself only without his family based on the filing fees.