Naturalization Application Lawsuits Drop 50% in Five Years
(23 Jan 2014) December 2013 data from the federal courts reveal a continuing decline in new immigration suits against the federal government concerning naturalization applications. According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a total of 21 new suits on naturalization disputes were filed. This monthly total is down 12.5 percent from the previous month when the number of civil filings of this type totaled 24, and down 51.5 percent from 5 years ago.

Naturalization lawsuits against the federal government involve alleged violations under a number of statutes, the most common being 8 USC 1329 - Writ of Mandamus to Adjudicate Visa Petition, 8 USC 1446 - Petition for Naturalization Hearing, and 8 USC 1447 - Denial of Application for Naturalization Hearing.

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