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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:43 PM

756,800 new U.S. citizens added in FY2018

“Number of people who became U.S. citizens reached five-year high in fiscal 2018”

The number of people who became U.S. citizens reached a five-year high in fiscal 2018, according to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services report that shows the U.S. government has maintained the same rate of approving citizenship applications even as the Trump administration has pledged to tighten legal immigration protocols.
USCIS naturalized 756,800 people in fiscal 2018, a 16 percent increase from 2014, with approval rates for applications processed declining slightly — to just below 90 percent. A foreign national has to be a legal permanent resident of the United States for at least five years before applying for citizenship.
Immigrant hopefuls and their attorneys have criticized the agency for increasingly longer application wait times since President Trump took office. Jessica Collins, a USCIS spokeswoman, said that “waits are often due to higher application rates rather than slow processing.”

The report does not account for the number of applications received and the total number of applications in the backlog. Applications have shot up under the Trump administration, and the backlog of pending applications for both citizenship and permanent residency grew by a million people during fiscal 2017, according to government statistics published separately from the USCIS report. The backlog has remained unchanged since then.“
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/number-of-people-who-became-us-citizens-reached-five-year-high-in-fiscal-2018/2019/06/03/87792204-8608-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:47 PM

1. I hope they were told they will have to pay for the people doing it illegally

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:56 PM

3. They have been living here for five years at a minimum

And in many cases, a lot longer. I’m sure they know. And since Mexico is the number one country of origin for new U.S. citizens, we’re talking about paying for their friends, neighbors and relatives.

“In FY 2018, the top countries of origin for naturalization were in the following descending order: Mexico, India, Philippines, Cuba, and People’s Republic of China.”
https://www.uscis.gov/news/fact-sheets/naturalization-fact-sheet

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:51 PM

2. Oh, I get it

We're supposed to hate foreigners, so you think we'll get mad at Trump for letting them in and stop supporting him.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:00 PM

4. Nope, its just data

You have every right to support the president for as long as you want.

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