Another Victory for Delayed Naturalization

December 22nd, 2006

In Aslam v. Gonzales, December 19, 2006, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ordered prompt processing of a long-pending naturalization case (filed November 2003) due to the failure of the FBI to process the name check.  It stated: “[T]he case is held in abeyance for sixty (60) days while the FBI completes Mr. Aslam’s name check. The parties are to file a joint status report updating the Court on the status of Mr. Aslam’s application and name check no later than February 20th, 2007. If the FBI name check has not been completed at that time, the Government must appear on February 23rd, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., to show cause why Mr. Aslam should not be immediately naturalized.”