Recent Trends in Naturalization Application Lawsuits
(30 Jun 2014) The latest available data from the federal courts show that during May 2014 the government reported 195 new civil filings in the category of immigration and naturalization disputes. If the current pace of filings continues, the projected number of such cases for the entire year will be 293, up slightly from the level of 274 in FY 2013. This projected level would still be a third lower than what it was in FY 2009, and only half the level seen in FY 2008.

The Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) led the nation with 2.1 naturalization application civil cases filed per one million people, compared with 0.6 such cases filed per million for the United States as a whole. Second was the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) at 2.0 cases per million, followed by the Southern District of New York (Manhattan) with 1.6 cases per million.

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