On 7/30/18, a group of U.S. mayors sent a letter to USCIS regarding the consistent backlog of citizenship applications before USCIS. The letter states, “at a time when USCIS appears to lack an adequate policy response to the citizenship application backlog, the agency is actually going the opposite route and committing resources to stripping citizenship from naturalized Americans.” The mayors urge USCIS to take aggressive steps to reduce the waiting time for processing citizenship applications down to six months and request a comprehensive and detailed plan for how USCIS will achieve these objectives.
Source: AILA Doc. No. 18080901.