April 15, 2014
A low-income alien, wanting to become a citizen, has to scrape up $680 for his naturalization fees. Then he fails the test, twice.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the economic power spectrum, a major fat-cat user of the controversial H-1B program, in order to increase his profits, has applied for more new H-1Bs (at $4,325 apiece) than he can obtain, because of the ceiling on the program. His efforts have failed, in part, too.
So what happens to the poor man's $680? The government keeps it.
What happens to the corporation's fees for those non-approved petitions? The company gets all its money back! Read more...