Immigration delays lawsuit

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DALLAS MORNI NG NEWS Nation Immigrants sue over delays in application processing 06:02 PM CST on Thursday, February 8, 2007 Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Eight immigrants who have waited years for their citizenship applications to clear tougher post-9/11 background checks claim in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the delays violate their constitutional rights of due process. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco and names the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security among the defendants. It seeks to enforce regulations in which the federal government must act on a citizenship application within 120 days of the applicant's interview. The eight immigrants cleared traditional criminal background checks and other requirements only to see their applications bogged down by the FBI's name-check process, the plaintiffs' attorneys said. "The system is broken, and it's time to fix it," said Maya Harris, executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of the eight immigrants. Also named as plaintiffs are the Asian Law Caucus and the Council on American-Islamic Relations,
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