NYLAG File Class Action Lawsuit to Expedite Review of Naturalization Applications
Monday, July 17, 2006
- Organization: Brennan Center's Legal Services E-lert
Jane Greengold Stevens, who directs NYLAG's Special Litigation Unit, says, "The law is clear that there are time limits. The government is violating them. Our clients are suffering and need decisions." One Uzbekistani refugee, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998, bemoans the delays, saying, "I feel totally helpless and at the mercy of USCIS . . . . I want to be a citizen so I can vote and fully participate in the democracy of the United States. However, I have been waiting so long that I fear that it will never happen."
Immigrants Waiting to Take Citizenship Oath Face Prolonged Delays; NYLAG Files Federal Class Action to Compel USCIS, U.S. Newswire, July 5, 2006.