Immigrant Voters in New Hampshire May be Disenfranchised by USCIS

A report published by the National Partnership for New Americans reveals ballooning backlogs at USCIS, creating Disenfranchisement Danger Zones, potentially leaving hundreds of thousands of immigrants voiceless this November. MANCHESTER, NH –  According to United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) data published in mid-September, 928,713 individuals have applied to become American citizens since this time last year. The data from the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 show a 32.1 percent spike in citizenship applications (Form N-400 Naturalization) over the same quarter of FY 2015, and a 24.8 percent spike in applications, year to date. The overall increase in … Continue reading