Increased USCIS Backlogs Create 'Second Wall,' Report Says

Law360, New York (October 30, 2017, 7:15 PM EDT) -- The backlog of pending naturalization applications has skyrocketed, up 77 percent over the last two years, a situation that an immigrant rights coalition said is forming a "second wall" that is blocking many immigrants from fully participating in U.S. society.

In a new report released Friday, the National Partnership for New Americans highlighted key findings on recent trends in naturalization across the country, leading to what the group describes as the "disgraceful" state of the current naturalization backlog.

"If this is being done intentionally — if the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and this administration is 'slow-walking' the citizenship applications of...

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