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Monday, January 23, 2017
Another Citizenship Delay Case Resolved
September 21, 2006
Another Muslim man was sworn in after having experienced almost a two and half year delay in obtaining his citizenship. Like many others, the man passed all of the necessary requirements for naturalization, but was pending due to security checks.
CAIR-Chicago's Staff Attorney Heena Musabji represented the man in a secondary interview, after having filed a complaint in federal court on his behalf requesting a writ of mandamus that would order USCIS to adjudicate his application.
CAIR-Chicago continues to work on the cases of Muslims experiencing these types of delays, pursuing a class action lawsuit as well as individual complaints urging review of the delayed applications. The Civil Rights Department hopes the success of this case will encourage others to inquire into the status of their delayed citizenship applications.