It is not unusual for individuals who do not understand the immigration process to claim that immigrants should simply obtain citizenship if they want to remain in the United States. However, there is nothing simple about the naturalization process. Individuals in Washington, D.C., and other parts of the country who want to become citizens often must wait years to reach this goal.
Many people living outside to the United States want nothing more than to start a new life in pursuit of the American dream in Washington, D.C. and other areas of the country. Unfortunately, the options to do so legally are sometimes limited. Many would argue that President Trump's administration has made it even more difficult for those to do it. Adding to the confusion, in seeming contradiction to recent DHS policy, the President recently made a social media post that indicates he is considering changes that could impact H-1B visa holders, potentially even offering them a direct path to naturalization.
It seems that in the last few years, the immigration debate has ramped up considerably. Many people in Washington, D.C. and across the country make the erroneous assumption that those who have not completed the naturalization process failed to do so because of some sort of failure or oversight on their part. However, the path to becoming a naturalized citizen is often lengthy and expensive, making it especially difficult for those who are seeking a new start to complete it.
For many people living in Washington, D.C. and other areas of the country, one of their goals in life is to become a citizen of the United States. Despite their desire and willingness to work hard, the naturalization process is often confusing for people who are unfamiliar with it. Following all the steps appropriately could make the difference in whether or not the process is successfully completed.
The process of becoming a U.S. citizen can have its challenging and frustrating aspects. For example, the process can sometimes take longer than one might have wanted. It appears that this frustration may be a particularly common one these days. Statistics point to wait times for naturalization being up significantly lately.