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‘They’ve had enough of everything’: Record numbers of Americans are giving up their US citizenship

[Independent] Handling of coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump, and onerous tax filing requirements cited as reasons  Record numbers of Americans are renouncing their citizenship according to numbers reported by a New York accountancy firm. Bambridge Accountants reports that 5,816 people gave up US citizenship in the first half of 2020 — a 1,210 per cent increase on the previous six […]

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The cost of becoming a U.S. citizen just went up drastically. And asylum is no longer free

[Miami Herald] U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published on Friday a final rule in the Federal Register that details the new cost for dozens of immigration and naturalization applications, a further change in immigration policy to curb legal immigration of low-income foreign nationals. The fees’ adjustment “to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services,” […]

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US economy posts its worst drop on record

[CNN] New York — The US economy contracted at a 32.9% annual ratefrom April through June, its worst drop on record, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Thursday. Business ground to a halt during the pandemic lockdown in the spring of this year, and America plunged into its first recession in 11 years, putting an end to the longest […]

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