Immigration Lawyers Blast Delays in Citizenship, Green Cards

The lawyers said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — which is funded by application filing fees — is shifting its focus away from serving immigrant applicants and becoming "a third immigration enforcement component of DHS."

  • Published 30 January 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration lawyers on Wednesday blasted delays in the U.S. government's handling of applications for citizenship, green cards and other immigration benefits. The American Immigration Lawyers Association said the wait times nearly doubled over a four-year period while the number of immigration applications rose only slightly. "Throughout the nation, these delays are harming families, vulnerable populations, and U.S. businesses that depend on timely adjudications," the group, which includes more than 15,000 immigration attorneys… Read at AP News