Immigrants Stuck in Red Tape Sue for Citizenship

Betsy Yagla/New Haven Advocate
New Haven Advocate | September 25, 2007
Legally, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services only has 120 days to decide whether an applicant can become a citizen after completing the interview and the naturalization exam, but FBI background checks are so backlogged that some immigrants may wait years -- a lawsuit is often seen as the last remedy.

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