National Partnership for New Americans, Oct. 27, 2017 -"On October 27, 2017, National Partnership for New Americans released our
NPNA Report: Building a Second Wall, USCIS Backlogs Preventing Immigrants
from Becoming Citizens detailing the sad and disgraceful state of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) processing backlogs, highlighting two remarkable trends
in the history of naturalization in this country.
Key Report Findings:
- In the time since the 2016 presidential primary elections and now through
the Trump Administration’s first year in office – 1,028,647
lawful permanent residents have applied to become U.S. citizens, a 10.5%
increase over the same period last year
- Currently there are 708,638 pending applications, an increase of 35.23%
in the backlog of pending applications over last year and a 77% increase
in the last two years.
Despite the nationwide coordinated nonpartisan efforts led by the
Naturalize NOW Campaign and it’s broad range of stakeholders and coalition partners, the
report shows that such massive backlogs are contributing to the formation
of an added barrier and institutionalization of a ‘Second Wall’,
that will undoubtedly delay families from permanently protecting their
loved ones. But even more critical still is how this Administration’s
perceived ‘slow-walking’ of these citizenship applications
will delay long time immigrants, from their much anticipated entry to
the ballot box.
Our report offers direct policy recommendations that include urging USCIS
to consider prioritizing resources to quickly process naturalization applications
and bring the wait time down to six months and we call on Congress to
investigate why these delays are occurring and recommends providing USCIS
with a special funding allocation to address their application backlog
All of us should work together to tear down the ‘Second Wall’
of barriers that prevent immigrants from pursuing their dream of U.S.
citizenship and rights as equal partners at the table of our democracy."
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