Hilda Vasquez makes tamales in her kitchen in Edinburg, Texas on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.Vasquez raised the $680 for her U.S. citizenship application by selling batches of homemade tamales at South Texas offices. Immigration advocates are concerned comprehensive immigration reform proposals, which could more than triple the cost of legalization and citizenship for those illegally in the country, will make the financial hurdles almost impassable.

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