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USCIS backlog of citizenship applications reportedly grows

  1. Date Announced

    July 30, 2018

    Dozens of U.S. mayors urge USCIS to reduce citizenship processing times, noting that USCIS backlog of naturalization cases has increased by 87% over the law two years. (There is a 729,400+ backlog as of July 30, 2018). The mayors state that USCIS lacks an adequate policy response to the backlog and is committing its resources to stripping citizenship of naturalized citizens. [ID #628]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 30, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    April 5, 2019

    USCIS responded to a letter from Members of Congress, answering members' questions about the backlog.

    USCIS Response to Members of Congress
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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