If you’re a green card holder, what gets in the way of applying for citizenship? For many it’s the cost. Others just don’t see the benefits of attaining citizenship, such as the chance for making more money. This short NPR radio segment interviews two green card holders representing each side: One would love to naturalize, but cannot afford the expense. The other just doesn’t quite see the benefits.

Talking of which: For more information about the economic benefits of becoming a citizen, both to an individual, and to the nation, check out the new “Economic Impact of Naturalization” overview on the New Americans Campaign site.