costs between 5,000 and 7,000. Some cases can cost up to 15,000. Many U.S. workers with green cards want voting rights and opportunities, but are hesitant to embark on the long and costly process of citizenship applications. Javier talks about his inspirational journey to U.S. citizenship and basic rights in the video below. Fast forward to 4:09 and 7:30 to hear Javier’s heartwarming perspective on being a gay man trying to become a citizen in the U.S. In one single week, he is acknowledged by the U.S. government as both a citizen, and a citizen nationally granted the right to marry.