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Perfectly Legal Immigrants, Until They Applied for Citizenship

Date: April 12, 2008
Author: Julia Preston
QUOTE: As applications for naturalization have surged, overburdened federal examiners, under pressure to make quick decisions and also weed out any security risks, prefer to err on the side of rejection, immigration lawyers and independent researchers said. In 2007, 89,683 applications for naturalization were denied, about 12 percent of those presented.

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