Immigrant Soldiers Win Pause Of Rules Blocking Citizenship

Law360, New York (October 30, 2017, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A D.C. district judge on Friday blocked the federal government from holding up expedited naturalization applications made under a program for noncitizen Army recruits, and agreed to certify a class of the service members as well.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle’s preliminary injunction and class certification order handed wins to a group of Army reservists, led by Kusma Nio, who were recruited under the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program and are suing both the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security over recently implemented policies that blocked their expedited path to U.S. citizenship, including Oct....

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