Applications for U.S. citizenship jumped more than 32 percent this year compared to last year. The motivation behind the increase in applications appears to be the desire to vote in the 2016 presidential election. However, the glut of applications has caught the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services unprepared, delaying the process for many.
An article about the issue that appears in lohud.com, the online version of the “Journal News,” quotes Karin Anderson Ponzer, executive director of the Pace Community Law Practice. The PCLP handles many immigration cases.
“The tone of this year’s campaign has created ‘a very hostile environment for immigrants. For many people, it’s terrifying,'” she is quoted as saying.
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