I've gone over to Altavista as a search engine. I used to use this way back. It seems to be coming into popularity again. Google seems to be bogged down with spyware and security issues. I have checked out AV and it is much improved - so that is what I will be using from now on.
I have decided to wait on citizenship until next January. I will take out a small loan to cover whatever the expenses will be. I am anticipating no change, though. No change to the fee hike, that is. It will probably go through, as is.