Naim Zaita is now a United States citizen after attempting to gain his citizenship for nearly 4 years. Zaita, a Palestinian, applied for citizenship in 2005, but was forced to endure delays and complications
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham attended a citizenship interview with a man who has been waiting five years for citizenship.
CAIR-Chicago PILI Fellow Elisa Jillson represented a man at a status hearing regarding his citizenship delay case
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham represented a man at his interview and exam for citizenship. The man passed the English and U.S. History test and will be approved pending his submission of additional requested documents.
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham represented a man at his naturalization application appeal hearing
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham represented a Muslim man at an Infopass appointment with the Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding his citizenship delay case
CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Kevin Vodak filed a voluntary motion to dismiss a citizenship delay complaint. The man was naturalized mid July after first applying for citizenship in 2004
CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham attended a status hearing on behalf of a Muslim man experiencing a delay in obtaining citizenship
A UIC professor applied to become a citizen in 2002—then spent years battling the government
Mohammed Reza Ghaffarpour believed his path to citizenship would be smooth after he aced his 2003 English and U.S. history exam and received a letter saying he was being recommended for approval.
A Muslim man received citizenship after a three year wait. After taking an interview and passing the exam in December 2005 he was told his application was pending a name check. After CAIR-Chicago represented him in his recent update interview, the man was granted citizenship.