CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham attended a status hearing on behalf of a Muslim man experiencing a delay in obtaining citizenship
A UIC professor applied to become a citizen in 2002—then spent years battling the government
Mohammed Reza Ghaffarpour believed his path to citizenship would be smooth after he aced his 2003 English and U.S. history exam and received a letter saying he was being recommended for approval.
A Muslim man received citizenship after a three year wait. After taking an interview and passing the exam in December 2005 he was told his application was pending a name check. After CAIR-Chicago represented him in his recent update interview, the man was granted citizenship.
CAIR Chicago Staff Attorney Tricia Kemling attended an update interview for a man whose citizenship has been delayed due to a background check pending since 2004. The man, of Middle Eastern descent, applied for citizenship in 2003, passed his exam and interview in 2004, and has since been waiting for his background check to clear.
A Muslim man received citizenship after a four-year delay since he passed the interview and exam for citizenship. CAIR-Chicago had filed a complaint on behalf of the man, asking the court to grant him citizenship. CAIR-Chicago dismissed the complaint upon the man’s naturalization.
CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Tricia Kemling filed another complaint on behalf of a Muslim man experiencing a delay in obtaining citizenship.
Six more CAIR-Chicago citizenship delay clients have taken the oath for citizenship in the past two months after lengthy delays in the processing of their applications.
CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham represented a Muslim man in an update interview for his citizenship application
CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham attended an update interview with a man experiencing a citizenship delay for over two years. During the interview, the man was recommended for approval.
CAIR-Chicago attorney Bitta Mostofi and CAIR-Chicago client discuss how Muslims, immigrants and non-immigrants alike, are common targets of suspicion and unreasonable citizenship delays on PBS-Wttw 11 Chicago Tonight, Chicago Matters: Beyond Borders series
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