Last night, I posted about the USCIS presenting a 93-year-old woman with a Certificate of Citizenship and some of the questions I had regarding the circumstances. Original post here. Upon further reflection (Yeah, I should probably think things through more completely before writing about them….) I see that the action was ceremonial – that she was simply being issued the Certificate, not actual Citizenship.

But I still have a couple of questions: 1. Why wasn’t her father’s naturalization enough to prove her status and 2. Does it really cost $600 to apply for a Certificate if you are already a citizen?