Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Would-Be Citizens Sue U.S. Over Delays

No wonder so many want to just get over to America illegally. Apparently it takes extremely long for immigrants to process their paperwork legally, so much so that they are suing the U.S. to speed up the process.

Ten Middle Eastern and Asian immigrants sued the government Tuesday for allegedly letting their U.S. citizenship applications linger indefinitely by delaying background checks.

Filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the suit asks that a federal judge review the files and administer the oath of citizenship.

It also seeks class-action status to include all immigrants who have been waiting at least six months for naturalization after filing applications at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in Los Angeles.

One Pakistani has been waiting to hear back from U.S. Immigration since 2002!

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