So, you worked for years and years to become a Lawful Permanent Resident. Spent hundreds or thousands of dollars. Endured endless delays. Finally filed your application to become a United States Citizen and…nothing. Crickets. Silence. Not an approval. Not a denial. Nothing. You’ve called the 1-800 number. You’ve checked the status online. You may have even made Congressional inquiries. And still…nothing. No explanation. No timeline. Just radio silence. So what can you do?
What can I do if USCIS refuses to adjudicate my Naturalization Application?
There has been a nationwide push among immigration lawyers to hold USCIS accountable for their inaction. SUE! Sometimes the only option is to litigate in Federal Court. Simply filing a lawsuit in Federal Court is often enough to nudge your case loose from the bureaucratic vice within the bowels of USCIS.