Justia Lawyer Rating
Best Business of 2019
Washington State Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2017
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Washington State Association for Justice
BBB Accredited Business
Idaho State Bar

Immigrant Processing Taking Longer Than Normal

People Becoming a United States citizen has never been quick or necessarily easy. Those who choose to become citizens of the country typically wait an average of five months for the process to be completed. Today, people are waiting closer to nine months, according to the National Partnership With New Americans.

Experts say that the increase in processing time may be attributed to the increase in naturalization applications that has occurred since President Donald Trump took office. In the past year, more than one million people have applied for citizenship. The number of people who have applied for citizenship is up 11 percent from 2016.

Some immigration proponents believe that the rise in applications is due to the crackdowns that have occurred within the new administration. Some of those who have applied to become citizens have had green cards for decades. Those people now may feel as though green cards don’t offer enough protection.

Many of those applicants are getting worried about the long processing time. They are concerned that the longer they wait, the less likely they are to be approved. That is not necessarily the case, say a worker with the National Immigration Forum. Applicants are urged to see the process through.

If you need assistance with immigration matters, please reach out to our office. We will help you schedule an appointment for a case evaluation at which point we will advise you of your legal rights. We have been assisting people in similar situations for years and are ready to put that experience to work for you.

Client Reviews
I applied for citizenship the first time, but my husband was previously denied citizenship. We hired Elliott Law Group and both Lana and Kate really exceeded our expectations. My husband and I just got sworn in as U.S. citizens! T.S.
I first hired Lana to help me obtain legal residency for my parents in 2006, then for my wife in 2007. She did a great job and my parents and wife got their green cards. Although Lana is not in California anymore, she still assists with immigration processes for other members of my family. I highly recommend her services to anyone who needs the help of a highly qualified immigration lawyer. S.P.
Good day, Atty. Lana. I would like to thank you for all the support and assistance. We appreciated and indeed, me and my wife very happy with how you handled my daughter’s case. We can personally say that we made the right decision for having your law office as our choice. tks a lot. V.N.