Roshandel et al v. Chertoff, et al.

This court case is completed

The ACLU-WA and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in October 2007 filed a class-action lawsuit for people who are challenging the government's unlawful and unreasonable delays in handling their applications to become U.S. citizens. All are legal permanent residents who have waited years for the government to make a decision on their requests to become citizens.


Update, September 12, 2008: On September 12, 2008, in Tukwila, Washington, over 250 people took the oath to become naturalized U.S. citizens—in time to vote in the November elections. The ceremony is the result of a class action lawsuit brought by The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA), and the law firms of Stoel Rives and Ropes and Gray.

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